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The American Psychological Association's 126th annual convention will take place Aug. 9-12, 2018, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.The opening session will feature a discussion entitled "The Impact of Confronting Justice" with public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, JD, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.Stevenson is known as a strong advocate for the powerless in the criminal justice system.The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration, challenging racial and economic justice and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.The meeting will feature a series of talks focused on the impact psychology can have on some of the biggest issues facing society including the opioid epidemic, ethics of technology and big data, and the development of human-centered artificial intelligence.Among the other topics to be presented:
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It was just a matter of time before AMC went head to head with MoviePass.After all, the two companies have been at odds for some time.Back in January, MoviePass dropped out of 10 of the theater chain’s highest traffic theaters in what was seen as a negotiating tactic.But AMC had no interest in playing ball.The company had already publicly stated that it had “no intention[…]of sharing any […] admissions revenue,” one of many signs that it was working on its own version of the subscription service.That response arrives June 26, in the form of AMC Stubs A-List, an add-on to the company’s loyalty program.
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The Google Home and Home Mini are now available for purchase in Spain, Austria, and Ireland.The Google Home will cost €149 ($172.54), while the Home Mini will cost €59 ($68.32).While a leak last month suggested a Spain launch for the Home and Home Mini was coming soon, there had been no indication of the Google products coming to Austria and Ireland.Still, the Google Assistant on Google Home is only available in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish, and the company makes no mention of adopting Austrian German, Slovenian, Gaelic, or Irish.That means people in Austria or Ireland purchasing a Google Home or Home Mini will have to get by with the languages that are available.
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The new film Gotti, starring John Travolta as infamous crime boss John Gotti, has been brutalized by critics, earning it a 0 percent freshness rating on the popular movie-review aggregation site.The audience score on the site, however, has it at a crisp 74 percent positive rating.Screen Junkies film critic Dan Murrell pointed out the discrepancy on Twitter, saying, "Okay, I'll just come out and say it.Some party involved with Gotti artificially manipulated the audience scores and they're now using it as a marketing strategy.The official Twitter account for Gotti seemed to be playing on the wildly opposing critic and audience scores with a tweet reading, "Audiences loved Gotti but critics don't want you to see it… The question is why???The Gotti tweet calls out critics, referring to them as trolls behind a keyboard, but doesn't specifically point to Rotten Tomatoes.
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In the cut is needed 67.000 new homes every year until 2025.The forecast making to the Building in its new report.”We need to build the equivalent of a little over Linköping or within Uppsala in the short term.as a Consequence, otherwise we are stuck with deficits for a long time to come”, says Bengt J Eriksson, bostadsmarknadsanalytiker in a press release.the Board report now that byggtakten need to be higher in the next few years than previously estimated, this is because of the population growth is happening faster than expected.”as many as 90,000 homes may need to be built each year until 2020 to cover the demand, and then recede to 50 000 per year until 2025,” writes the Board in its forecast.
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Moreover, judging from the fallout, the movie had more of an impact amongst conspiracy theorists than anyone else.The Source: Random online gossipmongersProbability of Accuracy: Not even slightly true.Yes, Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed, but that’s just one failure after three of the most successful movies in recent memory, and Solo had extenuating circumstances—namely, losing its original directors, which forced a reshoot of pretty much the entire movie.Kelly Marie Tran Leaves Instagram, Likely Because of TrollsThe Source: Tran’s Instagram, Facebook
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Leica has now released långzoomaren C-Lux.It is basically a Panasonic Lumix TZ200 but in the Leica-robe.Panasonicen cost almost 9000 dollars, and the leica will be more expensive.IN the united states costs Panasonicen 800 dollars and costing the leica 1050 dollars.Technically, they are both cameras, therefore, identical.That means a large sensor on the a inches, of 20.1 megapixels and 15x zoom (equivalent to 24-360mm).
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The ongoing shift of emphasis in the cyber security industry from defensive, reactive actions towards pro-active detection and response has fueled veteran Finnish security company F-Secure’s acquisition of MWR InfoSecurity, announced today.F-Secure is paying £80 million (€91,6M) in cash to purchase all outstanding shares in MWR InfoSecurity, funding the transaction with its own cash reserves and a five-year bank loan.In addition, the terms include an earn-out of a maximum of £25M (€28,6M) in cash to be paid after 18 months of the completion subject to the achievement of agreed business targets for the period from 1 July, 2018, until 31 December, 2019.F-Secure says the acquisition will enable it to offer its customers access to the more offensive skillsets needed to combat targeted attacks — specialist capabilities that most companies are not likely to have in-house.It points to detection and response solutions (EDR) and managed detection and response services (MDR) as one of the fastest growing market segments in the security space.And says the acquisition makes it the largest European single source of cyber security services and detection and response solutions, positioning it to cater to both mid-market companies and large enterprises globally.
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As you probably guessed from the the title, today’s deal pick is another great opportunity for you to get out of the rat race.Well, at least to join a different and much more lucrative rat race anyway.Today’s first-class ticket to a brighter future is the Amazon Web Services Technical Certification Training.Hold on, what’s Amazon Web Services?AWS is a cloud computing platform, and for millions of customers it’s an affordable alternative to supporting their own hardware.Whether you’re rolling out an app or running a small business, AWS provides solutions to help your business scale and grow.
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The more we see of Beyond Good & Evil 2, the more it’s clear that Ubisoft has lofty ambitions for the follow-up to the 2003 cult classic.Along with showing off a new cinematic trailer and pre-alpha gameplay footage, Ubisoft announced an interesting partnership for the game during its E3 2018 press conference.Ubisoft has partnered with Hit Record, a company founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to let fans create content that could appear in Beyond Good & Evil 2‘s large open world.Gordon-Levitt explained that Hit Record is a place where people collaborate on projects such as short films, but this will be the first time Hit Record will work on a video game.The Space Monkey program will allow users to see their own artwork, music, and other content inside the world of Beyond Good & Evil 2.It’s not quite clear how this will work at this time, but more details on the Space Monkey program will be released at a Ubisoft community event this fall.
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Två år efter att han sparkats från vd-posten på Ericsson får 52-åringen Hans Vestberg nu samma uppdrag av den amerikanska mobiljätten Verizon Communications.Vestberg ska enligt ett pressmeddelande från Verizon ersätta avgående Lowell McAdam den 1 augusti i år.Vestberg rekryterades av Verizon för drygt ett år sedan.Han har sedan dess arbetat som teknikchef på mobiloperatören.Han fick efter sex år på posten sparken som Ericssonchef sommaren 2016, sedan den svenska telekomtillverkarens styrelse blivit missnöjd med hur han hanterade kraftiga bakslag i försäljningen och lönsamheten för Ericsson.På Verizon har Vestberg ansvarat för utveckling av Verizons fibernät, 4g-nät och 5Gg-tjänster.
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Uber and Lyft have officially put their respective names into the electric scooter competition.Uber and Lyft are among the 11 companies that applied to operate an electric scooter-sharing service within San Francisco city limits.The city, however, will only offer up to five companies permits to operate as part of a one-year test program.Uber declined to comment, but confirmed that it has applied for a permit via JUMP, the bike-share startup Uber acquired for about $200 million in April.Once Uber is cleared to operate electric scooters, the plan is to integrate them into the Uber app and continue fleshing out Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s vision for a full-fledged multi-modal transportation platform.Lyft also confirmed to TechCrunch that the company applied for a permit, but declined to share any further details.
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While we're gearing up for Amazon Prime Day, Amazon has already released a Prime Day-caliber deal for its screen-equipped Echo speaker, the Echo Show.You'll want to jump on this Echo Show deal as soon as possible as there is no telling how long it will stay at this price.Otherwise, you may have to wait and hope that it is an Amazon Prime Day deal too.Amazon Echo Show for $149.99 at AmazonToday, Amazon has discounted its screen-equipped Echo Show speaker by 35% for a saving of $80.For this deal, it has cut the price from $229.99 to $149.99, which according to Camelcamelcamel, is the lowest price Amazon has ever had for the Echo Show.
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Way to Blue has announced that leading creative digital and behavioural change expert Jennifer Wilson is to move from Sydney to London in order to launch a new wellbeing practice within the integrated agency.Wilson, who was previously director at the agency’s Sydney office, is a specialist producer and pioneer of multiplatform projects from apps and games to wearables for body hacking across health, entertainment and enterprise sectors.One of her most notable productions was the smoking cessation app MyQuitBuddy, which has had almost one millions downloads since launch.The move to the UK is prompted by Way to Blue’s decision to expand the business into wellbeing with Wilson heading up behavioural change and wellbeing programmes operating out of the London office, while remaining active across the company’s Europe, IS and APAC territories.Adam Rubins, chief executive at Way To Blue, stated: “Brands must act responsibly, focusing on good citizenship rather than just profit.With mental illness now accounting for 70 million sick days a year, companies and boardrooms are now starting to sit up and take notice, seeking new solutions including lifestyle apps and digital products to help improve wellbeing.
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A new survey from brand-perception research firm YouGov shows that Democratic approval of Netflix has risen since the beginning of the year while Republican approval has dropped.The survey shows a 21-point difference between the two perceptions as of May 31.Many Republicans have been outraged with Netflix recently after the streaming service named former UN Ambassador Susan Rice to its board and signed a producing deal with the Obamas.Netflix has made choices this year that have angered and alienated some Republicans, and a new survey shows how much their approval of the streaming service has dropped since the beginning of 2018.Democratic approval of Netflix, meanwhile, has risen in the same time.A survey from brand-perception research firm YouGov measured users' perception of Netflix based on their political affiliation on a scale of -100 to 100.
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Joining the new watchOS 5 features Apple detailed this afternoon comes a band and watch face for the Apple Watch wearable.The new offerings are being made available today just in time for Pride Month.The new watch face previously leaked late last month, and we’ll officially get access to it starting at 3PM ET today.Apple introduced the new watch band and watch face during its WWDC 2018 keynote today, showing off two offerings with a design that seamlessly transitions from physical to digital.Individual color stripes are featured within an overall white band, while the watch face shows the same colored strips on a black background.Apple is making both the band and face available at noon PT / 3PM ET.
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 is coming to Moscone West on September 5-7, and this year will be twice as big and better than ever.We’re looking for startups to be a part of our massive menagerie of innovation, Startup Alley.If you’ve never been to a Disrupt, Startup Alley is where hundreds of early-stage companies (which are pre-series A although, we do make some exceptions) showcase their talent and technology to attendees, investors and members of the press.This year, we’re expecting more than 1,200 startups to be in attendance.Plus, we have some contests and giveaways just for those who sign up for a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package— yup, you have a chance to snag some free stuff!Who doesn’t want in on that?!
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There are concerns that the now-active General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and distributed ledger technology are incompatible, most likely stemming from the notion that, by virtue of a blockchain’s inherent public and transparent nature, it is far too accessible to be safe for enterprise use.While transactions can be seen occurring across the network, the data in and of itself is not stored on the blockchain – instead, a cryptographic hash is derived from the data and is then uploaded.Blockchain-based platforms enable the storage and provenance of data to be conducted in an anonymous fashion – protocols can be built in such a way that allows for the destruction of certain data sets, in compliance with GDPR requirements.Contrary to popular belief, and given that blockchain solutions will use such a mechanism, GDPR will see increased adoption of blockchain tech.It is doubtful that the legislation will interfere with existing or future blockchain systems (provided, of course, that these are truly distributed), which aim to put information back in the control of its owners.As the EU’s response to an increasingly theft-prone personal data environment, these regulations aim to protect consumer data integrity and enforce enterprise security measures focused on such.
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the way the firm banned musicians R Kelly and XXXTentacion from its playlists was badly handled.R Kelly and XXXTentacion were booted from Spotify's playlists earlier this month, but XXXTentacion was reinstated while he awaits trial for charges of domestic abuse.Ek didn't say if R Kelly would be reinstated but explained the ban came from new policies around hate speech and hateful conduct.He said it was difficult to act as the "moral police" for art.Spotify's chief executive Daniel Ek has said he regretted the way his company banned musicians R Kelly and XXXTentacion without really explaining why.The company removed R Kelly from its playlists earlier this month in the wake of allegations that he had run sex cults involving young women.
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Roblox is turning its expertise from making a blocky virtual world entertainment platform for kids and teens to education with a coding push.Roblox Education is an initiative aimed at inspiring children to exercise their imagination by creating user-generated virtual worlds, said Grace Francisco, vice president of developer relations at Roblox in San Mateo, California.Roblox already has a number of programs such as summer internships to foster learning among its kid programmers, and now it is formalizing and strengthening the programming and educational tools.For instance, Roblox has created free curriculum for educators to teach children how to code within its fun world.And it’s all free under a Creative Commons license.In partnership with Universal Pictures, Roblox will host its first Creator Challenge for kids from June 12 to September 12 to create worlds based on the Jurassic World movie license.
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