Dana Millard

Dana Millard

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Since Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, we've seen an abundance of minor variations of the concept from the major PC OEMs.The first is the processor; HP is offering the new 8th generation Intel Core chips with four cores and eight threads.Second is the GPU: there's a discrete Nvidia Quadro M620 GPU with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5.And finally there's RAM: up to 32GB.Functions can be specified on a per-application basis, and there's also a global mapping that's used when an application has no specific functions set.When the keyboard is physically attached, using a similar magnetic arrangement as other machines of this kind, it uses a wired connection to the tablet.
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Since launching in Montreal earlier in 2014, the Founder Institute has helped launch over twenty companies in the region, including some of Canada's fast-rising startups like Heddoko, Hykso, Logrr, MakerBloks, Unito, Crema and more.Earlier next year, three promising and innovative companies coming from the Montreal Founder Institute will be showcasing and participating at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.Each of these Founders has learned much during their time with the Founder Institute and demonstrated the high level of passion, perseverance, and creativity it takes to build a meaningful and enduring company.And now, without further ado, we would like to wish the best of luck to:Makerbloks are small, reactive building blocks that allow anyone to learn and build electronic circuits without any technical background.Two of those companies, Makerbloks and Logrr, have also received training and mentoring from Techstars pre-accelerator program "Startup Next", which is a program runing in 40 cities world-wide.
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Cecilia Wikström (L) was the only american who participated at the hearing of Marc Zuckerberg in the european Parliament on Tuesday.Her questions to the Facebook ceo was about the ethics, the values that carry the EU must also characterize companies operating in the EU.”He said, not in detail, but I felt that he has good intentions.Facebook is based on a very bad location and it also became very clear”, says Cecilia Wikström after the meeting.She points out that the EU has higher standards of privacy on the net than the united states.”They shall come up to our standard, we shall not need to drop to their” , stresses Cecilia Wikström, who participated in the hearing in his role as chairman of the european Parliament conference of committee chairs.
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Mjukvarujätten Adobe Systems öppnar plånboken och köper Magento Commerce som sysslar med e-handelslösningar.Med en prislapp på 1,68 miljarder dollar, närmare 14,5 miljarder svenska kronor är det Adobes största affär på ett decennium.Nyheten fick Adobe-aktien att stiga en procent i efterhandeln på New York-börsen.
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In a Hollywood era dominated by franchises and superheroics, Deadpool made for a refreshing, if imperfect, palette cleanser.But a jarring early incident buries the movie in a hole it spends way too long digging itself out of, and the tone it temporarily sets fails to mesh with a cast of characters that revel in ultraviolence, adolescent profanity and an extended joke about prepubescent appendages.Yes, Deadpool 2 swiftly pokes fun at the event in a lengthy title sequence that painfully drives those jokes into the ground, but that doesn't make up for the narrative vacuum the movie struggles to compensate for.Josh Brolin skulking in the background as telekinetic time-traveling super-soldier Cable.What could be the last time you see TJ Miller in a Deadpool movie.To do so, he has to rescue the angsty teen mutant Russell Collins (Julian Dennison) that could have a pretty serious impact on the future.
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Meghan Markle has stepped out with her husband Prince Harry, revealing her choice of evening dress ahead of a reception to celebrate the Royal wedding.The highly-anticipated moment saw Markle, who became Duchess of Sussex upon marriage this afternoon, join the new Duke on a journey from Windsor Castle to nearby Frogmore House on the same estate.The Royal bride had changed into a second dress – a white halter neck designed by British designer Stella McCartney – for the glamorous evening reception.It was a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe.PA Wire/PA Images PA Wire/PA Images Sky NewsThe newlyweds will attend an “intimate” evening reception hosted there by the Duke’s father, Prince Charles.
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The incoming CEO of Sprint, Michel Combes, has bucked the recent industry trend of downplaying 5G expectations and has instead decided to hype it up.In recent weeks, Telecoms has reported on comments from operators and equipment makers setting a low bar of what to expect from 5G.It’s understandable — as the old adage goes; it’s better to under-promise and over-deliver, than over-promise and under-deliver.Speaking at J.P. Morgan’s conference this week, Combes said: “We intend within four to five years to reach 450 meg average speed per subscriber,” which is impressive when today’s “average speed on 4G is 30 [megabits per second]”.By 2022-2023, Combes estimates that “probably half of the customers will migrate to 5G and will experience the type of speed that I’ve mentioned to you, 15x what we have today.”Sprint’s outgoing CEO, Marcelo Claure, forewarned of higher 5G prices to avoid future dissatisfaction.
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When word of the Xiaomi-backed Black Shark gaming smartphone went out, it was compared to the Nintendo Switch.When it launched, it ended up only being half a Switch.Nonetheless, it seems that Nintendo’s wildly successful hybrid portable console has inspired not a few in the smartphone market to take that same road less traveled.One of those is a startup simply called Wonder whose dreams for an Android-powered gaming-centric smartphone is both like the Switch but also not like it.It showed The Verge what looks like an ordinary Android smartphone with a custom WonderOS running on top of Android that would allow it to transfer its display to an external screen when docked.It is, in a way, trying to copy Nintendo itself.
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The team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car (SSC) announced plans today to take a crack at the 1,228kmph (763mph) land-speed record at the end of 2019.It has been a tricky few months for the plucky Brit outfit.Two major suppliers, including URT Carbon Fibre, have gone into receivership and left the car missing some fairly important components, such as inner wheel arches.Despite this setback, the team reckons it will secure the funding and support to complete Bloodhound SSC thanks to the involvement of a "major third party".While remaining coy about the details, the engineers now plan to resume development of the mono-propellant rocket that will send Wing Commander Andy Green to a 1,609kmph (1,000mph) land speed record.While no further runs are planned at Newquay Airport, engineering work on the rocket motor itself will continue at Newquay Aero Hub from August.
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With OTT services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon providing hundreds of TV show options, marketers may be worrying about how to switch up their advertising strategy.But new research from the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) shows that live TV is still king, with the majority of viewers watching their favorite programs live, rather than time-shifting, or watching them after they’ve already aired.The report also found that 81 percent of viewers who binge video-on-demand (VOD) programming say they can view it at a time that is convenient for them.As a result, VOD ad impressions increased nearly fourfold, to 23.3 billion in 2017 from 6.3 billion in 2014.“While live TV remains the first choice for TV viewing regardless of time of day, it’s clear consumers enjoy custom designing their viewing experience to access more content, catch up on missed episodes and binge-watch at their convenience,” said Sean Cunningham, president and CEO, VAB.“[The research proves] TV isn’t going away—it’s everywhere.”
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On December 15, 2017, AIM officially died.When Verizon acquired AOL in 2015, it discontinued the AOL Instant Messenger service two years later after users moved on to other things like texting, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.Five months later, we're still in mourning.While it's true that practically no one used it anymore during its dramatic decline, it will remain the iconic messaging and chat platform of the late 1990s and early aughts.As such, its death was a particular blow to the hearts of US twenty- and thirtysomethings everywhere who spent their nights chatting away on the application.Some of CNET's editors already shared their favorite AIM memories here, but check out the recent video where we wax nostalgic about our embarrassing screen names, passive aggressive away messages and carefully curated profiles.
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Seemingly designed strictly for someone with larger arms, these fitness trackers of old were highly likely to slide down your wrist, rendering their tracking ability nearly useless.Best of all, it has a feature called Running Program which creates a personalized coaching plan.You can select from 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, and it will then examine your training history and current activity levels to outline a custom training program.It’s also chlorine-, salt-, and wind-proof so you can wear it in the pool, ocean, or while sitting by the lake.On top of monitoring general health metrics like sleep, cardio fitness level, all-day activity, steps, heart rate, active minutes, and weight, it also offers female health tracking that allows you to log your period, record pre-menstrual symptoms, and compare your cycle against other health data.First, the device features built-in GPS and global satellites navigation (GLONASS) support to provide ultra-accurate real-time positioning.
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Scientists at Jefferson Lab in Virginia have precisely measured an important and innate property of the ubiquitous proton for the first time, according to a new paper.The proton property, called its “weak charge,” determines how strongly this subatomic particle interacts with one of physics’ four fundamental forces.The value they measured was 0.0719, give or take 0.0045, according to the paper published in Nature.But you’re probably more interested in what the weak charge actually is.There are four known forces that govern how any two objects will behave when they meet: gravity, electromagnetism, the weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force.Take gravity—the more mass things have, the stronger the gravitational pull between them will be.
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Vodafone has agreed a €18.4 billion deal to acquire Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania in a move that will accelerate its converged network vision and make it Europe’s largest ‘next generation network’ (NGN) provider.Amid intense competition in the mobile sector, and a belief that fixed-mobile convergence is the future, Vodafone has invested significantly in fixed infrastructure, building or acquiring networks in Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal, while it has wholesale agreements in other markets, including the UK.Talks with Liberty Global have been ongoing for the best part of three years, with talks first held in 2015 about a possible exchange of assets.Those ended without agreement but in 2016, the two firms agreed to merge their mobile and cable operators in the Netherlands in a bid to take on incumbent KPN.This latest deal will see the company’s fibre footprint increase to 110 million across the continent, including 54 million on its own infrastructure.“We have delivered synergies in Spain, and the Netherlands, so we’re confident about [Germany and Central & Eastern Europe].”
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A survey conducted by Reuters has indicated the majority of regulatory authorities will not be equipped to enforce GDPR when it come into effect this month.The General Data Protection Regulations will impose a lot of new rules on how digital information should be managed.Being a pan-European initiative GDPR is Byzantine in its complexity and is likely to be enforced with draconian severity, which is causing widespread panic among all companies that accumulate data, which is pretty much all of them.But this Reuters survey may slow down the pulses of European CIOs because it looks like the people in charge of dealing out the GDPR pain are nowhere near ready to do their dour duty.17 out of 24 authorities who responded said they either lacked the funding or the power to get the job done.Drilling down further only five respondents said the necessary laws and funding were in place but most of the rest expected to get their acts together eventually, which is nice.
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The Apple Watch might be a great health-centric wearable but, depending on who you ask, it isn’t a great fashion item.It’s rounded square design might match its other smart products but, as far as watches go, circles almost always win the day.An Apple Watch with a completely round display is not only much-desired, it might also be long overdue.But based on this newly-awarded Apple patent, that time might hopefully be coming soon.Round smartwatches aren’t exactly new, so you might wonder why Apple is patenting it.The patent, however, isn’t exactly just for a smartwatch but for an “electronic device having display with curved edges”.
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Chrome OS is slowly but surely transforming into an all-in-one, general purpose operating system, the Google OS that many might have been waiting for.While running Windows software is still a bit roundabout, Chrome OS already supports directly running Android apps and, announced at I/O 2018, now Linux apps as well.More than just simply increasing the number of things you can run on a Chromebook, this move opens up the platform for development, including creating Android apps right on Chromebooks.Chromebooks have really outgrown their initial purpose as cloud-centric, underpowered, energy-efficient, and affordable machines for school and offices.In addition to increased prices, Chromebooks now come in all forms and sizes, including convertibles and detachables.Some even come with styluses.
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Ten quarters in a row, we have H:s sales dropped as klädjätten been challenged by the challenger in the e-commerce.But now the company big data and data analysis to help to break the trend, reports the Wall Street Journal.By using algorithms that go through the purchase, returns and the club card will offer be adjusted so that fewer garments need goes on sale.Information is used to tailor the offer out in the individual stores.So, instead of all 4 200 selling exactly the same goods, their range to be adapted to their particular clientele.Already have some stores, for example, started to focus more towards the trendy garment and pulled it down on basics like t-shirts and leggings, writes the Wall Street Journal.
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Considering its wild success and its age in the market, it’s almost unbelievable that the Nintendo Switch’s accompanying Online Service hasn’t launched yet.That’s all going to happen four months from now when the Nintendo Switch Online service finally opens its doors to more features.But before that happens, Nintendo is giving Switch owners an idea what they will be signing up for when they pay for a subscription.The Switch Online service provides mostly add-on value to the experience, though some will argue that there are features that should be offered for free.For example, online play in games like ARMS and Splatoon 2 are only available via the service.Likewise, voice chat and communication in some games via the mobile app requires paying that monthly fee.
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Police opt to end charade over document download rowCops in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, will not pursue charges against a 19-year-old fella who had dared to download a cache of public documents.In a brief statement issued Monday, police said that, following nearly a month of investigation, there were "no grounds to lay charges" in a case that had drawn harsh criticism from digital rights groups.The young man had shown no criminal intent in fetching freely available files that anyone could have slurped, the plod admitted."This was a high-profile case that potentially impacted many Nova Scotians," Superintendent Jim Perrin, Officer-in-Charge of Criminal Investigations said of the case."As the investigation evolved, we have determined that the 19-year-old who was arrested on April 11 did not have intent to commit a criminal offence by accessing the information."
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