Cedric Sams

Cedric Sams

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Thanks to dropping storage prices, speedier internet, and slicker software, you’ve now got a plethora of choices when it comes to keeping your files in the cloud, safe from harm and ready on demand.We’ve been putting them to the test to find out their strengths and weaknesses, and, broadly speaking, they’re all more than adequate for your simple cloud storage needs.Yet, depending on your particulars circumstances, only one will rise above the rest.For the person who just wants something cheapAt just £55 for unlimited storage for a year, Amazon Drive remains a bargain for people with loads of data.Though that doesn’t include videos, it does make the service more tempting if you’re on Prime anyway .
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Lingvist’s lofty promise is that you can “learn a language at light speed”.Disappointingly, it’s an app rather than a teaching tool strapped to a spaceship, but you can’t have everything.Fortunately, although the light-speed bit is hyperbole, Lingvist immediately makes it clear that it’s not hanging about.After selecting your chosen language (French, Russian, Spanish, and German are on offer) the app dumps you in front of a flash card, with a short sentence and a missing word.If you’re new to all this, you might think it’s a tad unfair that you’re not first taught the word.Early Spanish cards seem obsessed with ‘government’, but everything’s apparently based on real-world conversational usage.
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James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after posting a 10-page memo calling the company an “Ideological Echo Chamber” and arguing women are underrepresented in tech because of inherent differences, has taken his side of the story to one of the friendliest venues imaginable: Reddit.In an AMA session on the /r/JamesDamore subreddit, Damore took a number of questions from people who largely seemed to be supporters.While Damore’s critics have largely focused around his belief the claims he put forth in the memo are just science—disregarding the way science is conducted and interpreted has always been shaped by social forces like sexism and racism—the ex-Googler showed no signs of a change in perspective.It’s perhaps not surprising Damore, who responded to the firing by getting a t-shirt labeled “Goolag,” remains convinced he was wronged by Google management.In his AMA posts, Damore expressed the belief he would ultimately be proven right and tech companies would have to respond to his concerns.In one post, Damore wrote that he still has allies within Google, but they are “afraid of ‘coming out of the closet.’”
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In my world of selling on LinkedIn, my top strategy is utilizing 1-on-1, personalized marketing.Good news - LinkedIn recently rolled out a new feature which reminds you of when, exactly, you connected with someone.We’re making this easy for you with easy access to your connection history.Simply go to a connection’s profile and click on “Contact and Personal Info” to see when you first connected.This is a great way to add some personal detail when you reach out."Hopefully having the month and year of when you connected with someone will trigger your memory - maybe you met them at a specific trade show or conference, or the person is someone you met working in a previous job.
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Today, the 1940s Hollywood version of the fedora-wearing, cigarette-smoking, down-on-his-luck private dick chasing down a femme fatale has gone the way of Blockbuster and other old-timey industries and professions.In fact, the lone-wolf private eye has more or less been replaced by corporate investigation services that are mostly concerned with running employee background checks.Nonetheless, people still cheat; people still fall off the grid; and people still want to find the one that got away.A private investigator since 1982, JR (as he goes by) has seen the business change thanks to Google, Facebook and all the other ways private information goes public these days.But he also knows that sometimes even the most thorough internet search still can’t beat good ol’ gumshoe.There was a time in the 1980s when I had no choice but to follow a person from their office to a sketchy motel to find out if they were cheating on their spouse.
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Microsoft has made many critical mistakes over the years.But one that seemed to me to be one of the most foolish was to take Windows NT, which was initially uniquely focused on Servers and Workstations, and fold elements of Windows 9x into it to create a more common code base.Windows Server had to then overcome consumer messaging and elements, workstation users seemed to lose focus entirely, and desktop users got more complexity then they’d ever wanted or needed.Since then the server platform has become more focused on servers, consumers have been getting a ton of extra focus, but workstation users were still left out in the cold.Until now, last week Microsoft announced they were going to again focus on this critical group of users the engineers and professional creators that, while small in numbers, are massive in terms of their impact on the world.I once saw a company try to force an engineering group to use outdated systems with the result being that engineers only stayed with the firm for about 6 months and this was one of the causes for the firm’s failure.
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Pelimme ovat menestyneet erinomaisesti, ja Angry Birds -elokuvan tuloutus on käynnissä", sanoo toimitusjohtaja Kati Levoranta.Uutistoimisto Bloombergin eilisen uutisen mukaan Rovio olisi listautumassa pörssiin ehkä jo syyskuussa.Sen perusteella Rovion markkina-arvo olisi kaksi miljardia dollaria.Pelaajien maksukyky on kuitenkin määrää tärkeämpää."Pelaajakunnan rakenne on muuttunut valtavasti.Tuorein pelijulkistus Angry Birds Evolution on aiempia lintupelejä särmikkäämpi ja moniulotteisempi peli aikuisempaan makuun.
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Aldi has partnered with Instacart to offer online shopping and one-hour delivery in the Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta markets beginning later this month, according to Reuters.The discount chain considers this a pilot run and will carefully consider whether to expand the service to other cities."Grocery shopping online is a relatively small part of the business, but it is continuing to grow," Scott Patton, Aldi’s vice president of corporate buying, told Reuters.The Food Marketing Institute estimates that online sales could comprise 20% of total grocery sales by 2025.With more and more grocers rolling out ecommerce platforms as demand for online shopping grows, it’s not surprising to see Aldi join the trend.As the discounter expands into more markets and goes head-to-head with Walmart — which operates its own rapidly expanding online shopping program — Aldi needs to be competitive beyond its small format, private-label-centric model.
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Regulations, sanctions, rules — they are not always “pure evil” as some might suggest.Yet, when it comes to AI, do we really need to worry?He tweeted that the dangers we face from AI and machine learning has “vastly more risk” than North Korea.He followed up that tweet by saying that “everything that’s a danger to the public” is regulated, including cars and planes.The problem with this line of thinking, of course, is that an AI is a piece of software.A plane weighs over 350,000 pounds and can fall out of the sky.
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in the Espoo region, transport corridors improved clearly, if the state of next year's budget will be realized.the finance minister Petteri Orphan (ioc) announced the state starting next year two new road schemes in Espoo, finland.These surprising more is the Perimeter of one of the so-called broad bay point.the Project is replaced by eritasoliittymin, Ring I:n traffic flow and traffic safety have long undermined the traffic light junctions in Tapiola, wide bay and the village beach.When Keilarannan tunnelityö and wide bay sections are completed, remove the traffic light intersection of the Perimeter of the one completely from Espoo.Also, the western metro extension of access to transportation of construction work from next year on.
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Minneapolis agency Riley Hayes set its sights on the global origins of fellow Minnesota company Insight Brewing's crafted ales by creating fantastical narratives that capture the epic quest for the inspiration behind each brew, as told by a fictional world wanderer, the Brewmaster.Excerpts from these quests unfold in a series of chapters on Insight’s packaging.Thus, for the brewery's Hell Chicken pale ale with yuzu, the copy reads: "'Back, fowl beast!'I looked around to see if anyone else appreciated that top-notch pun, but it was utterly lost on the Demon Chicken of Shikoku and his hoard of exuberantly citrus-y yuzu fruit.I needed that fruit for my pale ale.That meant the hell chicken needed to get the hell out of my way..."
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Error loading player: No playable sources foundGet ready to see two of the most spectacular cosmic events of this year.This is how to watch the meteor shower and solar eclipse of August, 2017.Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook
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Electric car startup Faraday Future has lost yet another executive.The Verge is reporting that Alan Cherry, its vice president of human resources, is leaving the firm.In a statement, a company spokesperson told the publication that Cherry will be leaving the auto industry: "We can confirm that he will be starting a new role at a non-automotive industry startup ... Alan has been instrumental in building out Faraday Future’s talent pool to more than 1,000 employees.We thank Alan for his incredible support for FF, and wish him best of luck in his next endeavor.”Faraday Future is attempting to take on Tesla and build an electric, self-driving SUV — but it has seen multiple executive departures over the last year alongside a shortage of cash.The Los Angeles-headquartered company recently hired Stefan Krause, formerly of BMW and Deutsche Bank, to serve as chief financial officer (CFO) — and he will also serve as chief operating officer (COO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) until replacements are found.Faraday Future does not currently have a CEO, and is on the hunt for anew one.
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More importantly, grain boundaries help determine the properties of metals important to humans.But while researchers have studied grain boundaries for decades and gained some insight into the types of properties grain boundaries produce, no one has been able to nail down a universal system to predict if a certain configuration of atoms at grain boundaries will make a material stronger or more pliable.The Ph.D. student (Conrad Rosenbrock) and two professors -- one engineer (Eric Homer) and one physicist (Gus Hart) -- might have cracked the code by juicing a computer with an algorithm that allows it to learn the elusive "why" behind the boundaries' qualities.Their method, published in the most recent issue of Nature journal Computational Materials, provides a technique to produce a "dictionary" of the atomic building blocks found in metals, alloys, semiconductors and other materials.Their machine learning approach analyzes Big Data (think: massive data sets of grain boundaries) to provide insight into physical structures that are likely associated with specific mechanisms, processes and properties that would otherwise be difficult to identify."We're using machine learning, which means algorithms can see trends in lots and lots of data that a human can't see," Homer said.
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Moskovan tuomioistuin on määrännyt venäläisen oppositiojohtaja Alexei Navalnyin maksamaan 5 000 dollarin sakot, uutisoi venäläislehti The Moscow Times.Navalnyi rikkoi tuomioistuimen mukaan lakia rohkaistessaan kannattajiaan jakamaan poliittisia lentolehtisiä Moskovan keskustassa 8.–9.Myös kaksi Navalnyin kollegaa tuomittiin sakkoihin."Hallitus pelkää ja on huolissaan siitä, että meillä on käynnissä varteenotettava presidenttikampanja, eivätkä he tiedä, miten sen voisi pysäyttää", Navalny kommentoi poliittiseksi luonnehtimaansa tuomiota.Venäjän nykyistä hallitusta raivokkaasti kritisoinut Navalny on ollut useiden syytteiden ja tutkintojen kohteena vuodesta 2011 lähtien.Heinäkuussa hänet tuomittiin maksamaan yhteistyökumppaneidensa kanssa 35 000 dollarin sakot petoksesta, joka oli jo kertaalleen käsitelty oikeudessa vuonna 2013.
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Vastanneiden joukosta vain yksi eli Juhani Kivelä osasi muodostaa yksittäisistä oikeista vastauksista muodostuneen virkkeen, joka kuuluu: Näin on jos päätä käyttää.E) Ajoi autolla Helsingistä Turun Ruissaloon.Kuinka monta jäsentä Haapasaaren osuuskaupassa oli vuonna 1960?Alkon valmistama Koskenkorva Vodka tunnettiin Ruotsissa 1960–70-lukujen vaihteessa lempinimellä Hemlängtan eli koti-ikävä.A) Suomalaisten kartonginvalmistajien Finnboard-myyntiyhtiön Lontoon-konttori sijaitsi samassa rakennuksessa kuin Kiinan suurlähetystön kaupallinen osasto.Aina kun kaupalliselle osastolle lähetettiin määräys hankkia lisää kartonkia Länsi-Euroopasta, kaupallisen osaston edustajat kävelivät Finnboardiin pyytämään tarjousta.
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Etsy went ahead and DIYed its Q2 2017 earnings report this afternoon and fortunately things turned out fairly well for the company.Etsy announced revenue of $101.69 million with earnings per share of 10 cents.The finance gods prognosticated revenue of $101.14 million and a loss of $0.01 per share, making this quarter a slight beat for the company.Etsy stock has been up in recent weeks as investors express confidence in the company’s new CEO Josh Silverman.Appointments don’t change sales numbers, they merely signal expectations.And, realistically, the company has only had a quarter under new leadership, but the quick turnaround narrative survives another day with today’s healthy numbers.
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It was large, with yellow and black wings — clearly a swallowtail, but what species?It was a dragonfly, but what kind of dragonfly?You are surrounded by life, but much of it is anonymous.But a month ago, the team updated the app so that an artificial intelligence now identifies what you’re looking at.“But in our handbags, there’s another thing that has had the same pace of unbelievable change — the cellphone.” He hopes that the latter can help with the former by acting as a pocket naturalist, a cross between Shazam and an old-fashioned field guide.In 2011, Luis Mazariegos, a retired Colombian businessman, uploaded a picture of a striking red-and-black frog, found on the patch of rainforest land that he had recently bought.
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Tesla has posted its largest ever loss in its latest quarterly financial results, continuing its trend of burning ever greater quantities of cash.Although the company also posted its highest ever quarterly revenues of $2.28bn, beating analysts' estimates, this was set against chief exec Elon Musk warning that Tesla faces six months of "manufacturing hell" in producing its $35,000 Model 3 electric car, as he announced last month.The net loss for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 was $401.43m.In the previous quarter Tesla lost $397.18m, while its loss in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 was a relatively paltry $293.19m.Tesla's share price jumped 6 per cent overnight after the results were announced, up from $325 to $347.Over the past eight months the company has almost doubled its share price from its December 2016 low of $181.
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It invented many of the technologies that make our favorite devices work — modems, mobile processors, video-streaming formats, and more.That's on the heels of an antitrust battle Qualcomm settled with China.Overseeing all this, and betting on what comes next, is Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm's CEO, an engineer's engineer who rose through the ranks and took the top job in 2014.Business Insider recently spoke with Mollenkopf about the company's legal battle with Apple, the next wave of tech coming out of Qualcomm, and what it's like working with the Trump administration at a time when many of the president's policies are at odds with the tech industry's goals.Steve Mollenkopf: At its core, we drive the mobile roadmap.And what decisions and what type of implementation needs to be done at that edge to enable things to just make decisions and take advantage of AI?
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