Carlos Edelstein

Carlos Edelstein

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“Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels,” Musk wrote in a tweet.Which, in fairness, continues to evolve.Musk went on to invite residents to tweet their water quality test results to him—no takers yet, it seems—and said he would send someone over to install a water filter.When a reporter suggested that many Flint houses have safe water already, Musk pivoted to organizing “a weekend in Flint to add filters” to the remaining houses that lack them.And even then, slapping a filter on a kitchen faucet doesn’t address the deep-seated problems still felt by the Flint community four years after its crisis began.“We had a lot of things damaged as a result of the corrosive water,” says Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, who offered in a tweet Wednesday to talk through her city’s “specific needs” with Musk.
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The team at Octi says it’s building a crucial piece of the augmented reality puzzle — the ability to understand the human body and its movement.Co-founder and CEO Justin Fuisz told me that most existing AR technologies (including Apple’s ARKit) tend to be “plane-based” — in other words, while they can make something cool appear against a real-world background, it’s usually on a flat surface, like a table or the floor.Octi, on the other hand, recognizes where people are in-camera, and it can use that understanding to apply a variety of different effects.For example, Fuisz and his team showed me how they could dance around their office while bright, squiggly lines overlaid their bodies — and then they erased their bodies entirely.They also showed me how effects could be tied to different gestures, like how a “make it rain” motion could result in dollar bills flying out of their hands.To do this, Octi says it’s built sophisticated machine learning and computer vision technology.
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Apple gave part of its MacBook Pro line of laptops a speed bump today.But all you'll want to know really is whether the machine can still be paralysed by a crumb, or a speck of dust.We can't say until the models show up in the channel, including Apple's own Stores, later this week.All Apple said for now is that the range gets "an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing".Or quieter typing because you've had to move to an iPad?Video editors and crypto-miners can plug in a Blackmagic eGPU.
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Sounds grim, but as a new paper points out, an advanced civilisation faced with doom won’t have to go gently into that good night—there may very well be a way to rage against the dying of the light.Image: NASA, ESA, Jennifer Lotz and the HFF Team STScIOwing to the inexorable influence of dark energy, the space in our Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.By this stage, galaxies outside of our Local Group—a conglomeration of about 54 nearby galaxies—will be moving away from us faster than their light can reach us, making them completely inobservable, and by consequence, utterly inaccessible.Without the ability to access new stars, civs would no longer be able to sustain themselves and expand.As Hooper explains in his paper:
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Facebook delade information om användare till 61 olika företag.Facebook delade information om användare till 61 olika företag, däribland Spotify, även efter det att företaget sagt sig ha slutat dela användardata.Det skriver The Guardian som följer företagets kontakter med amerikanska myndigheter i spåren av avslöjandet om Cambridge Analytics och användandet av information för att påverka amerikanska väljare inför presidentvalet.Bland företagen som fått del av informationen efter stoppet var Snap, Oracle, Panasonic och Nissan.Tidningen skriver också att företaget, som i alla år hävdat att det ”bara” är ett teknikföretag, nu vid domstolsförhandlingar i Redwood City nu säger sig vara ett företag som fattar publicistiska beslut och därmed borde ha särskilt starkt skydd i enlighet med amerikansk grundlag.– Oavsett vilken teknik som används är utgivarens handlingsfrihet en del av yttrandefriheten.
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Sony annonserar idag tillgängligheten för det nya objektivet FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (modell SEL400F28GM).Super-Telephoto-objektivet har stor bländare, ger en fantastisk bildkvalitet och enastående fokushastighet och precision.Objektivet väger dessutom bara 2897g, vilket gör det till det lättaste objektivet i sin klass.FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS är det perfekta valet för professionella sport-, djur- och naturfotografer och är ett perfekt komplement till Sonys omfattande serie av höghastighetskameror med E-fattning, inklusive α9 och α7R III.Den senaste mjukvaruuppdateringen (Version 3.00) för α9 (ILCE-9) ger stöd för den nya FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL400F28GM) –linsen, genom att optimera optisk bildstabiliseringsprestanda och möjliggör kontinuerlig fotografering med autofokusspårning, även när bländaren är större än F11.För mer information, se det engelska pressmeddelandet.
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Grundarna av hörlursföretaget Beats Electronic, artisten Dr. Dre och producenten Jimmy Iovine, tvingas betala 25,5 miljoner dollar, motsvarande nästan 230 miljoner kronor, till en person som varit med och designat den första modellen av Beats hörlurar, det har en domstol i Los Angeles slagit fast enligt sajten Techcrunch.Den tidigare partnern Steven Lamar ska enligt en stämningsansökan ha kommit på och föreslagit konceptet bakom den första hörluren för Dr. Dre och Jimmy Iovine 2006.Trion ska sedan ha hamnat i bråk och avslutat samarbetet samma år.Enligt Steven Lamar ska man ha kommit överens om att han skulle få roalties på samtliga framtida produkter i Beats Studio-sortiment.Dr. Dre och Jimmy Iovine menar att man betalat tillräckligt för den första hörlursmodellen, som släpptes 2008.Men enligt domstolen, som avgjorde ärendet med hjälp av en jury, har Steven Lamar rätt till en procentandel på all försäljning och därför måste duon nu betala 25,5 miljoner dollar till Steven Lamar.
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Open-source service sticks containers in internet of stuffsOr at least nudge them to move some of their work out of data centers to edge devices that can offer better response times.To do this, Redmond has made Azure IoT Edge available to all Azure Cloud customers.First announced at last year's Build conference as a trial program, Azure IoT Edge will, as its name implies, allow companies to put some of their Azure cloud operations on their embedded devices or edge-network appliances.The idea, says Microsoft, is to allow those devices to gather and report more data (things like hardware failures or activity logs) and allow them to perform operations that would take longer if they had to be done through a cloud data center.It will also allow Azure Stack on-prem customers to keep data from their connected appliances off the public internet.
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Oculus Go has arrived in stores in the UK, Europe and Canada, less than two months after its US debut.Prices for the standalone VR headset start at £199 (€219/CDN$270) -- the Facebook-owned Oculus designed Go as an affordable option.It's available from a variety of retailers in all the new countries:CNET's Scott Stein awarded Oculus Go an 8/10 rating and Best Buy customers scoring it 4.5 stars (out of 5) on average.Buyers can also make the most of it with some of our tips and tricks.Oculus TV also just became available, with several new video streaming apps to choose from.
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Volkswagen Group had a good year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.Not only did its electric race car take home an overall record, but one of its lesser-known entrants took home a class trophy, also.Rhys Millen piloted a largely stock Bentley Bentayga to victory in the production SUV class.Its 10:49.9 time slashed nearly two whole minutes off the previous record of 12:35.61, achieved in a 2014 Range Rover Sport.The only modifications to the vehicle were for safety and regulations -- a bit of weight removal, plus an added roll cage, sports exhaust, racing seat and fire suppression system.Bentley needed to average about 60 mph across all 12.42 miles and 156 turns in order to secure the record.
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Oculus is launching a TV app for users to check out streaming video content on a big virtual screen on the Oculus Go headset.The company highlighted Oculus TV at Facebook’s F8 developer conference as one of four new Oculus-built apps that would allow users to get the most out of the inexpensive headset.The app was supposed to launch by the end of May, but we’re finally getting to take a look at it.Facebook wants a big selling point of the $199 Oculus Go to be that it’s the cheapest home theater you can buy.Oculus TV is a sizable step toward making all of the features related to conventional video viewing available easily.The app will be a free download for existing users of the headset and will come pre-installed on the device moving forward.
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When digitaliseringsministern yourself looking back on what has happened during his two years and especially the last year after the government's digitaliseringsstrategi was presented so he thinks that it happened a lot.On the government's website in each of the milestones in the strategy collected together all the initiatives that can be there in the long lists of the various tasks have been distributed, collaborations initiated, and the council established.– But most of the time has probably come to after that strategy, " says Peter Eriksson, MP. " Yes, I think I managed better than I thought.the Commitment and the driven is large in these issues and the government is working more intensively with these issues than in the past, without a doubt.So I feel pretty satisfied, " he says.
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Have you ever gone to McDonald's, ordered a McFlurry and gone "I love these, I just wish I could eat slightly less ice cream after my 1,000 calorie meal"?Well you are in luck!Because McDonald's has decided to offer smaller, cheaper versions of the McFlurry.The Mini McFlurries are set to go on sale on 27th June, and will cost 59 pence each.Unless you're buying a limited edition flavour.That also means you're getting half the calories, since the Mini McFlurry has 150 calories in it instead of 320.
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Facebook Messenger users will soon be able to get automatic translations of messages received on the service.Facebook is rolling out the feature to users in the U.S. and Mexico.Facebook is bringing automatic translation to messages sent on its Messenger platform.According to CNET, the translation is part of the M Suggestions feature that is already built into Messenger.When a user whose default language is English receives a message in Spanish, they will automatically receive a popup asking if they want messages from that person to be translated.If the user selects yes, all future messages will be auto-translated in that conversation.
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In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that states can require ecommerce companies to collect sales tax, upending an industry and possibly pushing the issue towards Congress to ultimately resolve.The ruling, in South Dakota v Wayfair, sided with South Dakota’s 2016 state law and overturned a previous 1992 decision in Quill Corporation v North Dakota, which did not let states ask companies without a physical location in the state to collect sales tax.Of course, in 1992, companies like Amazon, Wayfair and Overstock weren’t even in existence and the ecommerce landscape looked nothing like how it does today.Wayfair and Overstock both issued statements welcoming the change but also urged Congress to push legislation that would put both ecommerce companies and traditional brick-and-mortar stores on the same level.As a result, we do not expect today’s decision to have any noticeable impact on our business, as it may on other retailers who do not currently collect and remit sales tax.Wayfair has long supported a legislative solution that would establish a level playing field for brick-and-mortar and online retailers by permitting states to collect sales tax on online sales.
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That makes choosing between them harder than ever before — but we do think there’s a clear favorite in this battle.The difference isn’t always drastic, but on most TVs, PS4 titles will simply look better.The Xbox One X is capable of running many games at a native 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, consistently outperforming Sony’s premium console.While the Elite controller is certainly exciting, it also costs a whopping $150.Still, 1TB of storage is the bare minimum for most desktop PCs, and nearly four years into the life cycle of these consoles, space can be at a premium if you’re downloading new games regularly.Aside from big series like Forza, Halo, and Gears of War, the exclusives we’ve seen for the Xbox One are lackluster.
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A Facebook fundraiser is set to raise $5 million in under five days in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration and the separation of thousands of children from their families at the border.Charlotte and Dave Willner started their fundraising campaign after seeing the viral image of a two-year-old girl crying as her mother, an asylum seeker from Honduras, was being searched and detained at the US-Mexico border.The initial goal of $1,500 was meant to help cover bond fees for the one person, but it rapidly grew in scale.“We are collectively revulsed at what’s happening to immigrant families on our southern border.In times when we often think that the news can’t possibly get worse, it does,” Charlotte Willner wrote on the fundraiser’s description.The fundraiser went viral, just like the photo that inspired it, with $4,000 being donated every minute as of Tuesday morning.
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Proveit offers a fresh take on trivia and game show apps by letting you win or lose cash on quick 10-question, multiple choice quizzes.Sick of waiting to battle a million people on HQ for a chance at a fraction of the jackpot?'” says co-founder Prem Thomas.The scrappy Florida-based startup has raised $2.3 million so far.Neither had computer science backgrounds, and they’d raised just a $300,000 seed round from childhood friend Hilt Tatum who’d co-founded beleaguered real money gambling site Absolute Poker.Luckily, the Ukranian they’d hired to help review that shop’s code helped them spin up a whole team there that built an impressive v1 of Proveit.
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But everything about the email — subject line, timing, contents — should reflect the end goal.It can also be broader, such as brand awareness.The offer of 20 percent off with free shipping is strong.The pressure of a deadline — “Today Only!” — prompts action.The promo code at the bottom — “AWWYEAH1CNDDLWWF” — is not obvious.When I clicked on the email to shop, the offer and code did not automatically load into my cart.
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During the I/O for more than a month ago announced a number of improvements for Google Assistant.One of these was the opportunity to ask several questions or execute multiple commands at the same time.The feature is now live for the language assistant support in the present time (English will come later in the year).Commands are separated by ”and” such as ”what time is it and what is the weather like?”.Other examples given are ”turn on the lights in the kitchen and the living room” and ”turn up the volume and play music.”Popular on android devices.see with Prisjaktspriser
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