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Blue Oval has published the first official images of the revised convertible, which will arrive in showrooms in time for the 2018 model year.The visual modifications give the Mustang a polarizing look.They include smaller headlights that encompass heritage-laced strips of LED daytime running lights, a redesigned front bumper, and a lower hood.New LED tail lamps and a redrawn rear bumper round out the major styling tweaks.More: A hybrid Mustang and an electric SUV are just the start of Ford s electric lineupLike the coupe, the Mustang Convertible is available with a digital instrument cluster for the first time ever.
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As a very public supporter of President Donald Trump, Bay Area investor Peter Thiel has probably lost some friends and associates due to his closeness to the nation s new chief executive.Some of them might even be happy if Thiel left California and never came back.Well, they aren t likely to get their wish.Thiel, who was born in what was then West Germany, will not be leaving California for a return to the land of his birth as the U.S. ambassador to Germany, according to a Business Insider report.A spokesperson said the story that Thiel would become ambassador to Germany is not true.Thiel came to the forefront as a major Trump supporter when he spoke ahead of Trump s nomination at the Republican National Convention last summer.His importance as an adviser and ally of Trump was also on display in December when, at a meeting Trump held with tech bigwigs such as Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Thiel was seated immediately to the left of Trump.Thiel, who co-founded PayPal, was an early investor in Facebook and is the largest shareholder in the secretive software and services company Palantir Technologies, may also have other plans that would keep him in California, as there has been a report that he is considering running for governor in 2018.Photo: Peter Thiel delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016.Alex Wong/Getty Images Tags: ambassador, Donald Trump, Peter Thiel
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Silicon Valley s luxury home market took a hit in December, with both sales and prices down from a year earlier.A monthly report from Coldwell Banker shows there were 78 sales of homes priced at $2 million and up, a 25.6 percent tumble from 98 sales in December 2015.The year-over-year median price for luxury properties dropped 6.5 percent, from $2,597,500 to $2,438,000.The upper tier of the market — $3 million and up — fell, too, with 19 sales in December, compared with 26 in December 2015.The report is based on sales transactions recorded in Santa Clara County by the Multiple Listing Service.Restricted inventory levels have certainly affected the luxury market, as many buyers have been frustrated by the lack of homes available for sale, said Mike James, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.Still, James saw a silver lining: Luxury homes were selling at a relatively quick pace last month… indicating that buyer demand is still very healthy.Silicon Valley continues to draw buyers because of its solid economy and jobs market.In the East Bay, the picture was sunnier as luxury sales and prices increased year-over-year in December.
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2016 was the warmest year on earth in modern times.It means that the world is now switched parties three years in a row, according to the american vädermyndigheten NOAA.statistics from the u.s. space agency Nasa shows that 2016 was the hottest year on earth.– The major cause of warming in the last 150 years is the human impact on the climate from greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, " says Peter Stott, who is head of the Uk weather service the Met Office.the average Temperature in 2016 was 0,94 degrees warmer than the average for the 1900-century.The very strong El Niño affected climate, but accounted only for a fraction of the warming.
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Android phones are highly susceptible to malware and Google goes to great lengths to keep you and your data safe from hackers.Due to Android s open nature, it s easier for hackers to create malware on the platform.Thankfully, however, Google s engineers work around the clock to ensure that Android remains as malware-free as possible.In fact, the company has detailed exactly how it keeps malware away from the Google Play Store and Android, even when that malware tries to fight back.According to Google, every single Android app gets scanned for viruses, malware, and other code that could be harmful to users.Sometimes, however, malicious apps still make it through and sometimes those apps eventually make it onto users devices.
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I höstas presenterade Bragi ett par nya hörlurar vid namn The Headphone som lättast går att beskriva som en lightversion av Dash.I Headphone har man plockat bort touchsensorn på den ena hörluren och ersatt dessa med fysiska knappar.Sedan har gänget skippat sensorer och diverse LED-lampor.Kvar har man ett par trådlösa hörlurar med balanserade armaturhögtalare från Knowles och en batteritid på 6 timmar, vilket är betydligt mer än vad någon annan trådlös hörlur har för tillfället.Bragi The Headphone kommer dyka upp i välsorterade elektronikbutiker i slutet av januari och rekommenderat pris ligger på 1 799 kronor.
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One of the more important new features coming to the Windows 10 Creators Update is a variety of 3D functionality aimed at creative types.In fact, 3D takes a central role in the next version of Windows 10, with the ability to scan objects, import them as 3D objects into the new Paint 3D app, shoot them to the new Remix 3D community sharing site, and interact with them using HoloLens and Windows Holographic.It appears that 3D will take an even more significant role going forward as Microsoft is making some specific investments in 3D technology that should provide even more benefit for creative types.Specifically, the company announced that it is acquiring 3D data-optimization company Simplygon.Simplygon is the result of work done by Donya Labs AB, a Swedish company that aims to serve as the premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions.Applying that expertise in the area of 3D-game optimization is Simplygon s gig, with the objective of enabling creators and users optimize content pipelines and streamline workflows when utilizing 3D data.
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Finnish flag carrier Finnair has successfully flown the devil to hell on Friday the 13th.Finnair flies a daily AY666 service from Copenhagen to Helsinki and operated the flight as usual last week, on Friday, January 13th, 2017.But sharp-eyed aerosexuals noticed that the plane departed gate 13 at Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup, during the thirteenth hour of the day.And then touched down at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport – code-name HEL - at 13:31 UTC.To make matters even more devilishly interesting, the plane used for the flight, Airbus A320- OH-LXM, is 13 years and one month old.The co-incidences peter out a bit when we consider the flight time – 1:15 – and the fact that the flight docked at Gate 25 once it landed in HEL.
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Apple is used to criticism from PC partisans, but with its first major redesign to the MacBook Pro line in years, it found itself unexpectedly taking fire from its own fan base.The new laptop was underpowered, Mac users complained, lacked ports that people actually use, had low-to-zero serviceability, and that improved butterfly keyboard still wasn t that great.Apple said it saves power, which lets them make the MacBook Pro thinner.I won t pass judgment on that decision though I think PC makers are also too concerned with thin sometimes , but I will say there s a pretty easy way Apple could satisfy its unhappy performance-minded customers: Bring back the MacBook Pro 17.While it wouldn t be a first—PCs have sporadically been available with six-core CPUs for years—Apple could cause much jealousy if it scored access to a low-power version of a next-gen Intel or AMD CPU with more than four cores.I think people looking at the MacBook Pro 15 should pony up for the higher-end Radeon Pro 460, because the entry-level GPU is a bit underwhelming on pure horsepower.
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A Samsung Electronics employee demonstrates the Steam Link computer game streaming feature with the company's new smart TV during the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.In a tight spot between consoles and smartphones, the personal computer as a gaming platform is seeking a breakthrough by broadening its domain into new areas from smart TVs to cloud streaming.At the Consumer Electronics Show CES 2017, Samsung Electronics showcased its new smart TVs equipped with a new game streaming feature.By synchronising a new Samsung Electronics TV to a personal computer, users can play personal computer games through the larger TV screen, even when the TV and the computer are not directly wired through a cable.With this new feature, users can also connect input devices such as a game controller, keyboard and mouse to play games designed for personal computers.Expectations are high over the introduction of Steam Link to smart TVs of the world s largest TV brand, as it can solidify the position of smart TVs as the center of home entertainment.
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When the email arrived last summer, after LinkedIn had agreed to be bought by Microsoft for $26 billion, Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, couldn't believe his eyes.He re-read the email from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella several times and then he picked up the phone and got Nadella on the phone to confirm it.Nadella wanted Weiner to be the point person for the acquisition, the guy responsible for leading the merging of LinkedIn into Microsoft.It basically put Weiner fully in charge of the ways that LinkedIn and Microsoft would integrate their various products together and many other decisions.This helped sooth the nerves of people who had no interest in working for Microsoft, according to sources.It was an unusual set up.Typically an integration team is led by someone from the company doing the buying, and, Microsoft usually tag teams this part of the process.Nadella's conditionsWhile it's common for an acquiring company to promise such a hands-off experience while courting a potential acquisition, it's also common for the buying company to actually be pretty hands-on after the deal closes.We've heard stories of the CEOs of acquired companies showing up the first day after the acquisition to discover that their engineering team was being relocated one place, while they were given a small office elsewhere.He wanted LinkedIn's data to be used to enrich Microsoft's customer relationship management product CRM , the one that competes with rival Salesforce.When Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff started rattling his chains and complaining to regulators about the acquisition, people on the transition team rolled their eyes.They were confident that Benioff's efforts wouldn't succeed in derailing the acquisition, but "the irony wasn't lost" on them, one person close to the company said.
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the App will help the user to plan their lives and reach their vulnerable targets, in order to find balance and mental well-being.last year, it began to take off in nedladdningslistorna and the company has so far been downloaded over 200 000 times.Now Remente start a pilot project with e-psykiatrienheten at Sahlgrenska university Hospital in order to be able to help patients before, during and potentially after treatment.In the project, the app will be available on three receptions in the Western Region and is connected to the Vårdguiden 1177:s platform for support and treatment.the Program in which the psychologist adds up to the patient on the platform will then be shown in the phone thanks to our app.In this way we can support reading.
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The original iPhone was a groundbreaking device when it first launched, and is largely credited with being the first smartphone to really make it into consumer consciousness.Did you know, however, that the original iOS software running on the iPhone could have looked a whole lot different than it does now?A video has been posted online showing two original iPhone concepts that were created by Apple during development of the phone.The first, called the P1, was created by Tony Fadell and uses the iconic touch-wheel as an on-screen input method, while the second, called the P2, was created Scott Forstall.Both concepts use identical hardware.More: Best app deals of the day!
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Xiaomi are doing exceedingly well with their sales in India, but after-sales, so far, tells a different story.Each social media update from Xiaomi including any of their execs are often filled with people complaining about lack of proper after sales.Xiaomi seem to have realized that it s time to get that bit fixed.Which is perhaps why the Chinese brand has partnered with B2X.B2X is a leading smartphone service provider, and as BGR.in suggest, they re also the partner for Xiaomi in certain parts of Europe.India is for us one of the most important markets in the world and outstanding service is a key part of people s overall experience with Xiaomi.B2X is an important strategic partner for us who helps us expand our service network catering for the continuous massive growth in the Indian market, said Liu Tao, Overseas Service Senior Manager at Xiaomi.With Chinese phone makers starting to age in India, it s now time for them to start investing in after sales.
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At the end of november, the Swedish parliament, the decision that the data center receives the same level of taxation on the electricity industry production process, that is to say, 0.5 öre per kilowatt hour.This 97% reduction of elskatten is a decision in the right direction, but the question is whether it is enough.Read also: tax break for data centers with in the government's budget – but only for the bigThe Swedish datacenterindustrin is growing with a very high speed and the projected growth on an annual basis, is over 30 per cent for 2016.Developments in the field also provides the conditions for continued positive growth.55% of all Swedish data center is owned and operated still in the house, and the next two years, we learn to see a historical shift from egenhanterade data centers to outsourced.
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Virtuleap is running a global WebVR Hackathon that is yielding a wide variety of projects that allow virtual reality apps to be viewed via web browsers.The organizers created it to jumpstart the VR industry by making it much more accessible.WebVR is an experimental JavaScript application programming interface API that provides support for VR devices like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive in a web browser.Conceived in 2014 by Vladimir Vukicevic from Mozilla, WebVR was released in its 1.0 format in March.Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh, co-organizer of the hackathon, said in an email that concepts submitted so far include a WebVR math tool, data visualization platform, and a hands-free video player.Teams are from the Czech Republic, U.S., Finland, Spain, U.K., and Australia.When we first decided to step into this space, in the spring, WebVR was still largely a neglected child, Bozorgzadeh said.The hackathon was intended to position a spotlight on WebVR and give it the attention it deserved.
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As a marketer, what are some tools do you like to keep your focus on the work, productivity high and managing time?Project management, Time management, Code management, Productivity management, Marketing measurement/reporting etc.
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See larger image Credit: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal If you've seen one Bluetooth speaker, you definitely haven't seen them allPortable Bluetooth speakers can be a tough sell; they re just not must-have accessories for most people.If you re not wearing headphones, your phone s internal speaker is probably fine—unless you re having a party, or something.That s why the Bluetooth speakers we saw on the CES floor this year are full of features you didn t know you wanted: They re waterproof and rugged, lightweight and portable, and full of flashing lights and colorful LEDs.Some have impressive battery life 50-plus hours , while others can sync up with a theoretically infinite number of other units for the ultimate surround-sound experience.You might not think you need a portable Bluetooth speaker in your accessory arsenal, but you could be wrong.
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Here s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.Jan 9, 2017 by Jacob BaadsgaardImpression share may not be the ultimate measure of paid search success, but columnist Jacob Baadsgaard shows how tracking this metric can lead to paid search improvements that can really boost your bottom line.Choosing an attribution model: When, not whichJan 9, 2017 by Amy BishopWondering which attribution model is best for your business?
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Advanced Micro Devices is taking a swing at Intel with its new Ryzen desktop processors, and it s going after Nvidia with its new Radeon Instinct artificial intelligence processors.And the new Radeon Instinct machine intelligence chips will debut during the first half of 2017.AMD says the Ryzen chips are 40 percent faster per clock cycle than the previous generation, and Su is confident that it will beat Intel s fastest desktop processors on a variety of fronts.I sat down with Su and Koduri at an AMD event in Sonoma, California.Here s an edited transcript of our interview.VentureBeat: It looked to me like phasing the graphics strategy in here—you ve taken care of graphics, and now you re taking care of AI.But, no question, our plan was always to compete across the entire graphics end-to-end space.The next phase is compute and making sure we have a very competitive hardware and software platform.VB: Was that a resource allocation strategy?Raja Koduri: We definitely have graphics as a focus, a continued focus, a lot of investment on that side.
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