Damion Gutierrez

Damion Gutierrez

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On October 24th, so Tuesday of next week, will the swedes be able to start the use of Apple's payment service.It is reported by the site in the Macpro, which states that Apple shall have concluded an agreement with Nordea.The american giant will according to the site also have written agreements with the banks in Finland and Denmark.the Launch waiting even there next week.
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This year is the first in smartphone hardware in a long time in which I felt like no game-changing changes came from any company.But we’ve reached a point in the history of the smartphone where only the very rich should consider buying a new device every single year.In China, there’s a set of smartphone brands that take advantage of their location relative to manufacturing plants.In the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for China from May of this year (2017), the company showed the top 5 smartphone companies by volume.Not on that list: Motorola, LG, Sony, Google, HTC, Samsung – AKA none of the most major brands prevalent here in the United States.Samsung’s market share is dominant worldwide, doing battle with Apple globally – for the most part.
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ANN ARBOR -- A security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses developed at the University of Michigan could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication -- the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone.In this era of the internet of things, voice assistants connect people to their mobile devices, homes and vehicles.Barclays bank, for example, recently began using a technology that uses voice to verify the identity of call-in center customers."Increasingly, voice is being used as a security feature but it actually has huge holes in it," said Kang Shin, the Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professor of Computer Science and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U-M. "If a system is using only your voice signature, it can be very dangerous.The solution that Shin and colleagues developed is called VAuth (pronounced vee-auth), and it's a wearable device that can take the form of a necklace, ear buds or a small attachment to eyeglasses.The process of speaking creates vibrations that can be detected on the skin of a person's face, throat or chest.
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En ny studie från Rutgers University pekar mot att goda vänner på jobbet ökar varandras arbetsprestation.Samtidigt varnar en studie från samma universitet för ”kompisfällorna”.Forskare vid Rutgers University i New Jersey har undersökt vilken effekt jobbets vänskapsrelationer har på arbetsprestationen.I studien ingick 168 anställda vid ett försäkringsbolag.Resultaten pekar mot att vänskapsförhållanden påverkar anställdas arbetsinsatser positivt, och även kommer företaget till gagn.Studien visar att vännernas förståelse för företaget ökar om båda jobbar på olika avdelningar eller med skilda arbetsuppgifter.
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In fact, smartphones are making our biggest problems worse.Technology is “hijacking our minds.”Sites such as Facebook are waging a war on free will.More telling, as soon as he bought his new iPhone, he instructed his assistant to lock it down with parental controls to prevent him from downloading apps.Experts call it “continuous partial attention.”Rosenstein says “everyone is distracted all the time.” And this state of mind measurably lowers IQs and productivity and emerges even when smartphones are nearby but not in use.
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Updated The Co-op Bank's online service appears to be experiencing wobbles as customers complain they can't get in.Over 100 folks in the UK have reported problems with the website and online banking since 10:10 UTC on downdetector.com.Although the website homepage and many other links appear accessible, attempts to sign into online banking are apparently timing out.There have already been multiple probes to Twitter to try and get a handle for what's going on.Hi @CoopBankUK_help is your site offline today?My connection is fine, but your site not loading.
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The CEO of Samsung Electronics – Oh-Hyun Kwon – has thrown in the towel, citing an “unprecedented crisis” at the company as his reason.The specifics of that crisis were not revealed in ‘an emotional letter’ (according to the Samsung press release) sent to all employees by Kwon, who seems to have more job titles than a medieval monarch.He is also Vice Chairman, CEO of the Device Solutions business (chips and LCDs) and CEO of Samsung Display, and has been at Samsung for 32 years.“It is something I had been thinking long and hard about for quite some time.” emoted Kwon.As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to challenges arising from the rapidly changing IT industry.“There are no words to describe how proud I am that we built together one of the most valuable companies in the world.
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Take this from someone who hated the first Evil Within and never finished it: I think The Evil Within II might be brilliant.Maybe it all goes wrong in the fifth hour or whatever.What The Evil Within II does best is launch you full-force into its blood-soaked Twilight Zone.That’s a bit odd given how poorly The Evil Within sold and how few people who did buy it ended up finishing it, but I recommend reading a plot summary or catching up on YouTube before launching in.By contrast, the sequel hits hard from the opening moments, plunging returning protagonist Sebastien Castellanos into a house fire, melting the face off a child, telling him his thought-to-be-dead kid isn’t actually dead, then following that up with what seems to be the most beautiful Myst homage I’ve ever seen:The first hour is constantly unnerving, with walls appearing where walls were not found before, hallways looping back in on themselves so you emerge from a door to find you’re back where you started, and Escher-like architectural follies like this:
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Todoist is a simple, yet powerful, task manager.Todoist can help you collaborate with your team or simply track tasks.Todoist works seamlessly across roughly 10 platforms in 20 languages.StayFocusd helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites.The dashboard also includes a smart notepad and to-do function.Ghostery gives you the control to make informed decisions about the personal data you share with the trackers on the sites you visit.
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Carlton United Breweries (CUB) are celebrating Carlton Draught’s status as Australia’s freshest beer in a quirky new TV campaign.The ‘46ers’ campaign, plays off the insight that a fresh keg of Carlton Draught is changed every 46 seconds, with a Harlem-Globetrotters inspired TVC.The ad sees a team of basketballers, the 46ers, spinning glasses of beer, doing somersaults over the bar, juggling and playing pool to fill the 46 seconds it takes to change the keg.It’s the first TV campaign in five years from the brand, which has created some of Australia’s most iconic advertising including the award-winning Beer Chase and Big Ad.Tim Ovadia, head of classic brands at Carlton United Breweries, said, “It says Brewery Fresh on our label and that’s not just marketing puffery, which is exactly what we wanted this campaign to communicate to our drinkers.The fact that in Australia we turn over a keg every 46 seconds means that our beer tastes just like it does straight from the tank at the brewery.”
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With Stardew Valley now available on all major platforms – those being PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch – creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has a bit more free time on his hands.Though support for Stardew Valley will likely continue on, major development projects like new versions are over for the time being.Yesterday, Barone held an AMA on the Nintendo subreddit, and in it, he gave us a few vague details on what his next game will be.Starting things right off, Barone answers a question about whether or not we’ll see a Stardew Valley sequel or new content for the existing game.“You can certainly expect more games from me,” he says, “but I haven’t made any plans yet as to whether there will be a Stardew Valley sequel or more content.” Considering that Barone spent four-and-a-half years making Stardew Valley all by himself, he’ll probably want to change things up a bit before returning to the property.He also notes that while he’d “consider” making a sequel eventually, a follow-up won’t be in the cards for a while.
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The first iPhone with Face ID hasn’t even hit stores, but we’re already getting hit with a rumor about where Apple’s new facial recognition tech might turn up next.MacRumors and 9to5Mac report that the frequently reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note predicting that iPad Pro models released next year will include depth-sensing cameras and Apple’s Face ID tech.That’s it for details right now.And since it’s still early to be predicting this kind of thing, Kuo’s note should probably be taken with a grain of salt — especially since the first Face ID cameras aren’t widely in use yet, so Apple has no idea how customers are going to respond.If it’s true, Apple could go about putting Face ID on the iPad Pro in two ways: it could build the camera into the iPad’s upper bezel, beside where the selfie camera is, or this could indicate that an iPhone X-style redesign of the iPad Pro is on the way.That seems somewhat less likely — Apple already started lightly reworking the iPad’s design with the 10.5-inch model released this year, and it would likely be slow and expensive to manufacture a bezel-less tablet — though either way it opens up the question of what happens to Touch ID.
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- K2A (extra), Mobile Loyalty (extra)- Beklädnad: veckostatistik från Tyskland av Textilwirtschaft- Melker Schörling: presenterar substansvärde- Handicare: anmälningstid avslutas för institutioner inför notering på Nasdaq Stockholm (avslutas 6/10 för allmänheten)- Implementa Hebe: anmälningstid i nyemission inleds (avslutas 23/10)- Oboya Horticulture: anmälningstid i nyemission avslutas
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As I started to absorb the horror of the day through TV and online news sources that Tuesday morning, I noticed an odd inflection point highlighted on the Washington Post's list of "Top News" links.While the first three stories were blaring headlines about the terrorist attacks, I remember clearly that the fourth was a news brief about the threat of postal stamp rate increase, the last trivial story published before all other news got pushed aside indefinitely.I brought up AOL Instant Messenger, opened the menu, and chose "Edit Profile."That's where I shared links to the Post's top four stories at the time and warned my friends not to miss the important postal news amid the other stuff going on (I also included a semi-apologetic note that I hoped the lighthearted joke would be a welcome distraction on such a dark day).Looking back now, I realize that AIM profile was my first ephemeral blog.Friday's announcement that AIM would finally shut down after 20 years got me thinking about how we used it to share our status updates years before the online world would be dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and the constant newsfeed.
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The BBC, in collaboration with Rosina Sound, is working on an interactive radio play for artificial intelligence-enabled home chatbots like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.Check out VB Summit on October 23-24 in Berkeley, a high-level, invite-only AI event for business leaders.The story’s narrator will ask you, the listener, questions throughout the story.The questions are designed so the listener doesn’t have to step out of the story to consider their decision, but instead feels like they’re a character in the story.The creators of the play said they took inspiration from games like The Stanley Parable and Papa Sangre, and authors such as Franz Kafka and Douglas Adams.The story became, in the creators’ own words, “a comedy science-fiction audio drama.”
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Major League Baseball has fined Arizona Diamondbacks after a coach was spotted wearing an Apple Watch in the team’s dugout on Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.However, the organization has concluded that the device wasn’t used to cheat.In its statement, the league said that Diamondbacks coach/interpreter Ariel Prieto was wearing an Apple Watch, breaking the league’s rules against having electronic devices in the dugout.The league says that after interviewing Prieto and examining his watch and phone, it’s determined that the device wasn’t used in a nefarious way — unlike the Boston Red Sox, which was fined last month for using such a device to cheat by stealing signs.While the device wasn’t used to cheat, the team and Prieto will still have to pay an undisclosed fine.MLB will donate the fine to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
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After this week's mass shooting targetting the Las Vegas community, stories of heroic actions to save lives and courage of those who were literally under fire have come to the surface.To shed a light on the resiliency of the people of the city and those affected by the tragedy at the Mandalay Bay on Sunday (October 1), native son Andre Agassi and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority have teamed up to send out a message of hope and strength.The Convention and Visitors Authority’s agency of record, R Partners, made a short film, voiced by Agassi, which talks about strength in the face of adversity.In the spot, which features a dark and distant skyline of Las Vegas coming closer as Agassi speaks in a somber but hopeful tone, he states: "Strength isn’t anger.Strength isn’t vengeful…Strength is first responders who tirelessly carry visitors and locals alike to safety until sunrise.It’s our medics and surgeons, all of them, who come running to the calls of those in need.
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Mycket fokus har legat på att skydda soldater mot improviserade sprängladdningar – men nya hotbilder kräver nya grepp.Därför satsar U.S. Marine Corps på ett fordon som inte ens har dörrar, eller ett riktigt tak.Amerikanska Polaris har byggt sitt företag på snöskotrar och fyrhjulingar, men i dag producerar de även militära fordon.Det senaste i raden är MRZR-D4.Fyrhjulsdriften går att koppla ur för en snålare förbrukning.U.S. Special Operations Command använder redan en version av Polaris ”Utility Task Vehicle” – men år 2020 får U.S. Marine Corps företagets senaste fyrhjuling.
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Behold: The Google Home line of devices, aimed squarely at Amazon's equivalent Echo line of devices.Following the announcement of two new Google Home devices earlier this week, Amazon and Google are on more even ground than ever before.Amazon Echo vs Google HomeYou can ask Alexa to re-order items from Amazon, or you can ask Alexa how far Pluto is from Earth.It's the gold standard in smart speakers, and the second-generation speaker both costs less and looks better than the first model.It can play your music and answer questions and whatever else, all powered by "Google Assistant" — the name for Google's smart-ish AI assistant (Google's Siri, in so many words).
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The Bloodhound Project is on a mission to smash the current land-speed record – with a 13-metre-long car harnessing a jet engine.In engineering terms, it seems plausible: The current land-speed record of 1,228kph was set in 1997 by the Thrust SSC vehicle.In the following 20 years, the prevalence of accurate, real-time data analysis has meant impressive gains in developmental efficiency, leading to big advances in motorsport and aerospace design.Chapman spells out what some people might be thinking: “You’ve just got to drive a car in a straight line and go faster than the last guy that did it.” True, except Bloodhound has another aim which isn’t so easily imagined.The goal is to take the land-speed record to a 1,000mph (1,609kph).It’s a feat that is, Chapman admits, “genuinely difficult”.
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