Charles Janow

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Rumours of three new iPads have been around for some time now, but a new report claims the tablets won't launch until the second half of 2017.The report, from Digitimes, cites supply chain sources as claiming the Apple has plans for a late-2017 launch, following reports that the launch was set for as early as March.Otherwise, the report matches previous rumours that the company is prepping three new iPads models, including an affordable 9.7-inch model, a 10.5-inch model, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro.Related: iPad Pro 2 – All you need to knowKGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously reported: "The new models will come in 12.9 , 10-10.5 and 9.7 versions.We note the 12.9 model will be the second generation of the existing 12.9 iPad Pro, the 10-10.5 model will be the high-end model equipped with a narrow bezel design, and the 9.7 model will be the low-priced option."
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Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped.The company s basic plan is to sell a conversational assistant named Elle to small businesses on Shopify that integrates directly with online shops to help customers with common problems like product tracking, managing returns, executing cancelations and answering FAQs.But things start to get interesting when crowd sourced labor is mixed into that more traditional model.Companies like Digital Genus have promised human AI for customer support for quite some time.This interplay between man and machine has saved companies a lot of money.But the thesis behind Eloquent Labs is that companies still spend too much money using customer service agents for tasks that machines can almost do, but just lack enough confidence to execute.
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In this article I will share my belief about where the market opportunities are for today s investors and entrepreneurs.The path that many startups are taking today is to provide the tools that firms will need to capitalize on the AI marketplace.These range from chatbot frameworks to machine learning engines.that are engaged in an all-out war to become the leading platform provider of AI solutions for the industry.The common denominator across most of the acquired firms is that they are providing a tool for people to build their own solutions rather than seeking to disrupt an industry themselves.Similar to the early days of the internet, when the first market beneficiaries were those that developed internet browsers, we are currently seeing the market reward companies that are selling tools rather than results.This is not that different than any other gold rush, going back to the 1800s when some of the first people to profit from the actual California gold rush were the sellers of picks and shovels.Taking this one step further, the hardware that enables machine learning platforms has also been a great opportunity for investing, and will likely continue to be so.Just as Amazon capitalized on the power of the internet to let people shop at home, there will likely be a number of companies that leverage the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to change the paradigm for any number of consumer activities.One significant opportunity resides in conversational commerce.
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Valve-boss Gabe Newell took part in the tisdagkvällen in a question and answer session on Reddit, where he talked far and wide on various subjects.don't Miss: Valve forces the game developers to show genuine pictures of the SteamNot unexpectedly, there were several on the site that asked about Half-Life 3, the legendary sequel to it over the ten-year-old Half-Life 2, which is a recurring obsession for the internet's spelfans.On the question on whether the game was in development or closed, as anonymous sources on the net claimed, he gave no more than a cryptic answer.– the number three must not be mentioned, "he says with a kidding on;" I think myself of all the unconfirmed anonymous sources on the internet.
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Competition among skönhetsstartups is hard with amongst other services that Glamma, Bookatreat and Dashl.Instead of targeting end consumers have longtime Wavy developed a proprietary system which focuses on simplifying the booking and planning for frisörerna themselves.the Idea is instead to let each barber get closer to their customers, " says Miriam Nilsson, co-founder of Wavy.Since the launch, the company has received 25 paying salons and a number of additional freeware.It is bloggprofilen and entrepreneur Isabella Löwengrip, and Ida Backlund, who founded löshårsbutiken Rapunzel, who invested through their respective investment companies.I hope to be able to contribute with my experiences as a global digital player in the industry , " adds Ida Backlund.
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Photography isn t as easy as many people assume, but you can learn the basics on your own.And if you need some structured lessons, this 12-module course from Harvard will teach you everything from exposure settings to reading histograms.Yep, you can take a Harvard course for free without even being a student.It s part of their Open Learning Initiative, and the Digital Photography course is available at ALISON, a site for free certified learning courses.Digital photography technology is continually changing, however, the principles behind good photography don t. ALISON s free online photo course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of digital photography including topics such as exposure settings, how to read and use the histogram, how light affects a photograph, how the camera sensor and lenses work, and how to process a photograph using computer software.You will also learn tips and techniques on what not to do when taking a photograph.
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Part of the fun of each new season of Game of Thrones is that, as we re beyond much of what has been told in the books, any new information is something we can speculate about.So get your fan theorizing ready as another very surprising character seems to be returning for season seven.The eagle-eyed folks at Watchers on the Wall have noticed that David Bradley—best known to Thrones fans as the evil head of House Frey, Walder—has updated his United Artists agency resumé to include a credit as Walder Frey for Thrones upcoming seventh season.That would be interesting in and of itself, considering that the last time we saw Walder Frey, he was the inaugural stop on Arya Stark s Killtacular Killing Spree Westeros Tour 2k16:So how is he back in action now?Here are a few scenarios we thought up of that could necessitate Bradley s return as anything more than a corpse:
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Neurala, a software and services company that helps bring artificial intelligence AI to drones, robots, cars, and consumer electronics, has announced a $14 million series A funding round led by Pelion Ventures, with participation from Sherpa Capital, Motorola Ventures, 360 Capital Partners, Draper Associates Investments, SK Ventures, and Idinvest Partners.Founded in 2006, Neurala has been building the smarts to enable autonomous machines to be able to function without a human at the helm, covering everything from toys to self-driving cars.Such self-asserting technologies need to be able to inspect their environment, make decisions, navigate obstacles, and return to where it s supposed to be, and this is where Neurala is aiming to stand out.It currently claims customers across a broad range of applications, and counts U.S. Air Force, Motorola Solutions, Parrot, and Teal Drones among its clients.The Boston-based startup offers what it calls the Neurala Brains for Bots software development kit SDK , which developers can request access to.In a nutshell, the SDK gives developers access to out-of-the-box knowledge to integrate into their products, built on a deep learning neural network that is designed to emulate the human brain, and with computer vision capabilities too.All the functions of the SDK can work offline, meaning internet or server access isn t required.Prior to now, Neurala had raised around $2 million in VC funding, and back in 2015 it also received a $250,000 grant from NASA to commercialize autonomous navigation, object recognition, and obstacle avoidance technology in ground robots and drones.The NASA connection actually pre-dates that grant, as the team at Neurala worked on the development of the deep learning neural network software that NASA has used to explore the solar system.Although word quietly got out about its latest funding tranche late last month via an SEC filing, today sees the company officially announce details of the funding — including who stumped up the cash and for what it will be used.
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Launched over a decade ago, the 65nm Core 2 Extreme QX6700 was Intel's first quad-core desktop processor.Though its ridiculous asking price of $1,000 ensured few would take the plunge, even with four unlocked cores operating at 2.67GHz, it was the fastest CPU money could buy back in 2006.Although the part was locked at a frequency of 2.4GHz, we were still able to overclock via the front side bus back then, allowing us to boost the Q6600 from its stock 2.4GHz operating frequency to well over 3GHz!In other words, what would happen if you paired a trusty old PC with a GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070.Quite a load is going to be placed on these aging processors as we test some of the most CPU-intensive games released in the last year to see if the Q6600 can cope with such a burden.Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz
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För inte så länge sedan kom jag på att jag behövde ett bättre sätt på att strömma musik till referensanläggningen.Inte för att nuvarande lösning inte fungerade, men det är fullt möjligt att få ett bättre ljud än från Apple Airport Express eller Chromecast Audio.En äldre Mac Mini hade tidigare fungerat som server och som strömmare hade jag en Apple TV – den med optisk ljudutgång, inte den senaste versionen som bara har ljud ut via HDMI.Det är ingen optimal lösning eftersom de flesta förstärkare saknar HDMI-ingångar.Man kan alltså välja om den ska kopplas till en befintlig stereo med eller utan DAC, som en extern ljudkälla, eller om den ska användas som en förförstärkare.Och kopplas till ett par aktiva högtalare – eller en effektförstärkare.
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Facebook ads can be an incredible way to reach your target audience.And as we move into 2017, it's becoming more and more likely that you'll have to pay to maximize the impact of your content on Facebook.In the past, we've talked about how to get up and running with all the different types of Facebook ads and shared the lessons we learned with our own paid Facebook campaigns.… One of the biggest factors in a successful ad?Since it can be a real challenge to stay on top of the recommended content sizes for all types of Facebook Ads, in this post we d love to share the most up-to-date ad specs for your images, videos, and copy – fully updated for 2017.
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Listening to loud music in your vehicle can do more than simply cause damage to your ears.Indeed, it also immobilizes one of your five key senses and makes you somewhat oblivious to your surroundings.A perfect example of this is the presence of emergency vehicles.Failing to give the right of way to an ambulance that s rapidly approaching from the rear or coming into an intersection can be a nuisance at best and a recipe for disaster in the worst case.Students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a solution designed to alert drivers that an emergency vehicle may be heading their way.The system, which will be trialed in a limited number of emergency vehicles this quarter, is designed to give motorists additional time to react by sending out a radio transmission that s picked up by vehicles equipped with Radio Data System RDS .
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På det nya kontoret ska teamet fokusera på "massively multiplayer online", så kallade MMO-spel.Det framgår av ett pressmeddelande.Vår verksamhet växer lönsamt och London är den mest logiska platsen för att lansera en ny studio som kommer att komplettera vår globala blandning av interna och externa utvecklare , säger Antti Viitanen som är Senior Vice President för Studios.Totalt planerar Rovio att anställa ett tjugotal personer under de två kommande åren.Vid sidan av nya spelstudion i London har Rovio ytterligare fyra, varav tre är i Finland och den fjärde i Stockholm.Breakit har tidigare kunnat berätta att Rovio tvingats säga upp 213 anställda.
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Amazon is getting one step closer to dominating department stores.The ecommerce giant is about to tap into one of America's biggest clothing trends by launching its own athleisure brand, making it a competitor to Lululemon, Gap's Athleta, Under Armour, Nike, and other top sportswear brands.The move will also make Amazon a bigger threat to department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom, and JCPenney, which have been battling years of declining shopper traffic to malls.Prior to news of its new athleisure brand, Amazon was already expected to surpass Macy's to become the biggest apparel seller in the US this year, according to a 58-page report published by Cowen & Co. in October.The company's clothing and accessory sales are expected to grow nearly 30% next year, to $28 billion, according to the Cowen analysts.Macy's apparel sales, by comparison, are expected to drop 4%, to $22 billion, in the period.As Amazon's sales grow, so will its share of the apparel market in the US.Amazon currently claims about 6.6% of the market.That share is expected to increase to 8.2% by next year and further expand to 16.2% within five years, according to Cowen analysts.By 2021, Cowen expects Amazon to generate $62 billion in annual apparel sales.TJ Maxx is expected to be the No.
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Mercedes-Benz and its AMG performance division announced on January 12 that it is set to introduce a new 1,000 horsepowerWith this development, the German automaker is set to join a veryCurrently, the Holy Trinity of hybrid hypercars consists of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918.Few details are available on the new hypercar.
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Porsche is working on a stunning, all-electric car that could rival Tesla down the line.Called the Mission E, the battery-powered car is slated to enter production in 2020.Porsche is actually testing the car in the Arctic Circle, presumably to get it ready for a variety of driving conditions, Autocar reported.Scroll down for our breakdown of the Mission E: View As:
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Nintendo didn t disclose everything about the specifications for its Nintendo Switch game console tonight, but it did share more details than it has at any time before this event in Japan.The Switch preorders start on January 21.The hybrid home game console and portable will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, for $300 in the U.S. We know that Nvidia is making the processor inside the system, but Nintendo didn t even mention the graphics chip maker at its event tonight.One piece of news: the Nintendo Switch s 6.2-inch screen has capacitive multitouch capabilities, meaning you can tap the screen with multiple fingers at the same time.Nintendo confirmed to us that the Switch has 32 gigabytes of internal memory, and it is expandable via microSD cards.Nintendo spent a lot of time talking about the Joy-Con controllers.There s a left and a right version, and Joy-Con grip that connects them so they can be used as one controller.The right Joy-Con also has an infrared camera sensor that can detect shapes and objects a couple of feet away.The right Joy-Con also has a near-field communications read/write wireless sensor, which can read or write data to and from an Amiibo toy.The left Joy-Con has a capture button that can be used to take instant screenshots of gameplay and share them with friends on social media.Nintendo didn t say anything about the horsepower of the machine.
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Microsoft now confirms that the in-house manufactured hybriddatorn come to Sweden.the Surface Book is a laptop with a detachable screen that can be used as a tablet.the Computer is fully manufactured by Microsoft, which now confirms that it will be released in Sweden during the spring.the Surface the Book has a touch-screen on the 13.5-inch with a resolution of 3000x2000 pixels.When the screen sits in between the keyboard the keyboard that both the extra battery and the extra graphics card.According to Microsoft, the batteries should last up to 12 hours.
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See larger image Credit: Thinkstock Cord cutting is here to stayFor a trade show that tends to favor spectacle over substance, CES was surprisingly fruitful for cord cutters this year.We saw lots of promising new streaming boxes, smart TVs, and super-charged antenna tools, all of which will make dropping cable and satellite TV easier in 2017.Forget all the drones, virtual reality headsets, and robots on display; here are the CES products that will pay for themselves in relatively short order.See larger image Credit: Jared NewmanAirTV is a new electronics brand from Dish Network s parent company EchoStar Technologies.
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The company's Mac shipments totaled 5.3 million units during the fourth quarter of 2016, a decline of just 0.9 percent compared to the same quarter in 2015.Apple launched the new MacBook Pros in late October, and it was considered a significant upgrade.But that's still not an encouraging sign for MacBook Pros, which haven't provided an overwhelming boost to worldwide Mac shipments.Apple will share its Mac shipment numbers during an earnings call on Jan. 31.Apple's shipment numbers haven't always agreed with figures from research firms like IDC and Gartner.They had new features like the Touch Bar, which received a lukewarm reaction.
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