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Daniel Slye

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the Idea was to Carpool Karaoke would get a premiere at the Apple Music now in the spring, but the series is delayed.Apple lets namely, announce that the production encountered problems, and to release first will be ”later this year”, reports Reuters.What kind of problem you encountered is not clear, and the launch party that would be held in Los Angeles postponed.Carpool Karaoke would be Apple's first tv series and takes place in a car where celebrities sing together.Now instead become Planet of the Apps the Iphone-manufacturer's tv debut.
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The larvae of the Galleria mellonella, also known as the greater wax moth, could hold the key to solving our plastic bag problem.Scientists from the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (CSIC), Spain and the University of Cambridge's department of Biochemistry have found that the caterpillar version of the moth has the ability to digest and break down polyethylene, the material most commonly used in plastic bags, according to Phys.org.That's good news for science, because recent discoveries, such as a gut bacteria, aren't able to do it as fast as the worms can, who munch their way through the bag while digesting them.And to ensure that it's not just a simple case of them eating the plastic without actually properly biodegrading it, scientists also mashed up the worms (ewww) and smeared the remains on the plastic, and discovered that the polymer chains in the plastic are actually being broken down.Instead of breeding horse-sized caterpillars to digest plastic, though, researchers plan to figure out just what exactly in the caterpillar -- be it the salivary glands or a symbiotic bacteria -- is breaking down the plastic.Once that's solved, it's possible to replicate the solution on an industrial scale.
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Qualcomm's plan to kick Intel in the soft underbelly that is the PC market has been delayed.When the company announced its Snapdragon-for-Windows-10 plans in December 2016, the company said “The first devices running the full Windows 10 experience based on Snapdragon processors are expected to be commercially available in the second half of 2017.”But in last week's Q2 2017 earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said “Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into Mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year.”Also on the call Mollenkopf said, adding that “We remain on track for commercial shipments of our server processors by the end of the calendar year and we continue to receive good feedback from our customers.” Previously the company had said we could expect that kit by the latter half of 2017.Qualcomm announced its plans to build Windows-10-capable Snapdragons in December 2016.It's since worked with Microsoft to port Windows Server to ARM.
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With Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, the U.S. labor market, particularly in high tech, is back in the news.Contrary to the tone of the executive order, indicators show the tech job market is strong.Here are some things to know.First, tech and health care remain the two strongest sectors in the U.S. economy.Online ads in “computer and mathematical science” occupations increased by 16,900 in March, up to 524,800, according to The Conference Board.“The supply/demand rate is 0.26, almost 4 advertised openings per unemployed job-seeker,” according to its latest report.
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Canada's telecom regulator is upholding its commitment to net neutrality principles, with a ruling on Thursday prohibiting Internet service provider Videotron from offering access to content from services such as Spotify and Google Play Music, without it counting against customers’ data allowances.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) did not issue a blanket ban, however, instead saying it would rule on a case-by-case basis.In a similar case back in 2015, the regulator had already ruled that wireless carriers Bell and Videotron could not exempt their own streaming TV services from counting toward subscribers' data caps.The practice is known as zero-rating and is common in the U.S. and other parts of the world.In the U.S., for instance, AT announced last year that its DirecTV streaming service would be zero-rated for AT customers, while wireless carrier T-Mobile has offered unlimited music and video streaming from a long list of content providers for about three years now.While this can certainly be seen as a good thing from a consumer perspective, the concern is that it could harm competition in the long term, especially from new entrants and smaller players.
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the Arrangement on June 7 acts as a closure for the companies in the Fast Track of Malmö acceleratorprogram that have been going on in the spring.the Goal is to attract 100 Swedish and international investors to Malmö and match them with 50 potential companies to invest in.”the Event is addressed to companies which are at an early stage and traveling their first investment, but we will also invite companies who are going to travel a greater riskkapitalrunda,” says Joel Larsson, programme director for the Fast Track to Malmö.Last year's edition of the Malmö Demo Day attracted over 50 Swedish and international investors.this year, the companies that pitch to meet investors in the venerable premises in Malmö's town hall.”this year, the focus is more on investments and to allow the right investors meet the right companies and give them time for longer meetings the day after the Malmö Demo Day," says Joel Larsson.
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Being a Game of Thrones fan has required extra patience this year.After eschewing the usual production schedule to get the right weather to shoot winter in Westeros, the show’s season 7 premiere was pushed back till summer.In the meantime, we have had to obsess over any and all pieces of information we could find.Thankfully, HBO threw us a bone Thursday, releasing the first new photos from season 7.While not revealing any plot points, they serve as a good reminder of who is still alive and whom to keep our eyes on when the hit fantasy drama returns.The season is going to be an intense one — not just because they all are, but also because the series finale is just 13 episodes away.
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Probably the suckiest thing about science is the fact that lots of the time you can’t read the research yourself.If it’s not open access and you’re interested, either you shell out 35 bucks for a pdf, email someone asking for it, or settle with listening to some dummy like me interpret the results peppered with quotes and my biases.A free new Chrome and Firefox extension called Unpaywall seeks to get you past that paywall and show you the data you want whenever it’s available someplace else.It is far from comprehensive, but on top of OpenAccess, preprints and a few other options, science is beginning to become something that doesn’t require a subscription.The extension is simple—you click a button to install it, and when you access a paper a little lock shows up on the righthand side of the screen.If it’s grey, Unpaywall couldn’t find a free paper.
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ZTE’s Axon series has been rather promising so far, and there’s now a fresh new addition to the young but strong family.The line has now been extended by the Axon 7s smartphone that ZTE announced earlier today.The Axon 7s is a Snapdragon 821 powered device that should serve as a nice and powerful phone to buyers.Buy ZTE and Nubia phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!The design of the phone is identical to the predecessor — the Axon 7.The minor (or major, depending on how you look at it) update mostly just includes the Snapdragon 821 SoC that replaces the 820.Join GizChina on TelegramThe China-based brand has also announced the ZTE Axon 7 Max which is a phone again powered by the Snapdragon 821 but one which features a 4100mAh battery.There’s no word on an international launch for the phone.Considering that the Axon line was set up mostly to combat budget flagships in the international market, you should technically be hoping to see this out soon.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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If you haven’t taken a spin around Google Earth for a while, today would be a good time to revisit the now 12-year-old app.Really, it’s been 12 years, and in that time, other Google-Earth-like apps, including Google’s own Maps app, have left the mothership and become our go-to navigation guides, so Google has now relaunched Google Earth as a more exploration-focused app rather than a tool for getting from A to B.Chief among the changes is the new Voyager mode, which not only takes you to new and interesting places but adds a lot of context, including videos and other information sources.And of course, Google Earth is infused with remarkable 3D renderings of most of the planet’s locales.Hey, that place looks sort of familiar.Check out the new Google Earth here, and you’ll need to be using either the Chrome browser or an Android phone for now.
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"There are many who still want to manage the" banknotes in circulation", says the Bankomats in which communication officers Johanna Holst.the Number of atms has decreased in the country, in line with the bank branches will be fewer.But that it gets longer to the nearest bank office also means that it has become more difficult for people to manage their cash.It has increased the pressure on the banks to ensure that customers can deposit and withdraw money.Read also: "About 15 years, Sweden is a cashless society."that's Why the banks via Atm AB at cash centre, with vending machines for both the withdrawal and deposit of banknotes.
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Email is still one of the most effective marketing tools available, with 72% of consumers still preferring to be contacted by email.In 2017, email itself is not in question, but where we receive it and how we interact with it is.Unified communication has been the marketing buzzword around increasing productivity, and we've started seeing this trend extend to emails being consumed in places it never has been before, notably within Messaging Platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype and more.With the addition of chatbots, there is serious potential to increase not only user experience with email, but also ROI.Alexis Renard, CEO of email service provider Mailjet, has a firm handle on what it means to integrate email with messaging platforms, and how chatbots are changing email reception and integration.I spoke with Renard to get his take on what CEOs need to know about email in messaging platforms and the chatbots that can take companies from mediocre to amazing.
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Secretive technology firm Magic Leap has put out some stunning, tantalizing imagery from its work in augmented reality.In one clip, a whale breaches through a gymnasium floor and splashes down on boards turned to water.In another, a tiny elephant floats upward from cupped hands.Marketing materials hint at applications in education, health care, entertainment and gaming.But now, thanks to Golden State Warriors’ forward Andre Iguodala, we know a bit more about what Magic Leap — funded to the tune of $1.4 billion-plus by Google, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz — plans to do with its technology.In an interview with tech website CNET published April 13, Iguodala discussed a demonstration he received of Florida-based Magic Leap’s technology.It appears much of what he described had not previously been let out of the bag.He began his discussion by saying, “I don’t know if I’m allowed to say,” then went ahead and provided some very interesting insights into the company’s product.To use Magic Leap’s technology, people would don a device that’s “so small” that “it’s almost like you have a pair of sunglasses on,” the six-foot-six-inch player said.That little elephant from the marketing imagery, or another computer-generated entity, “could basically be your Siri,” Iguodala suggested, referring to the virtual assistant in Apple’s iPhones.And the device would allow users to operate smart-home devices to control lights, heating and the oven, he said.Also, it could be used to “throw an 80-inch-screen TV on the wall and see the TV.”Parents could use Magic Leap in home-schooling their kids, said Iguodala, who according to CNET has invested in more than 15 tech firms involved in e-commerce and wearables.“When they have Magic Leap on they can be in class with other kids and see the other kids and then see the teacher and the teacher can see them.”Iguodala called the technology “disruption of life.”“You can impact lives all over the world.” Photo: Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala dunking the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland on March 26, 2017.(Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group) Tags: Alibaba, Andre Iguodala, Andreessen Horowitz, Apple, ar, augmented reality, basketball, education, entertainment, forward, glasses, Golden State Warriors, Google, health care, Magic Leap, siri
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has done a list feature.No one told them it's OK to do a top 12 or a 17, so they did an old fashioned round 10 list of reasons why diesel cars shouldn't be blamed for all the ills of modern society.For a start, they say, diesel engines manufactured to the modern Euro 6 standard are cleaner than ever, converting much of the NOx during the burn process way before it pumps out into the face of a child bent over beside the road to pick up a stray football.Diesels, they say, output less carbon dioxide than petrol cars, so if your main criteria is saving the world it might be a better choice of car.Their other reasons diesels are good seem to be that people like them and are buying lots of them, plus they make the valid point that "life would be much harder" without lorries and say that the central heating of the masses outputs more NOx than vehicles."So there," whoever wrote it thought to themselves, triumphantly, before pressing publish.
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Huawei, the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world in terms of sales, has recently released its financial report for 2016.The company probably has some mixed feelings about it based on the fact that it increased its revenue by 32 percent, while its operating profit stayed more or less the same when compared with the previous year (0.4 percent increase).In 2016, the company generated RMB 522 billion in revenue, which is around $75 billion.This is because the consumer electronics division, which has lower margins than the company’s enterprise business, contributed a larger share of the total revenue.Huawei’s consumer electronics division grew thanks to great devices like the Huawei P9, Mate 8, and others.The company sold around 140 million smartphones last year, which is a 30 percent increase, but it still has a lot of room to grow, especially in Western markets.
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It's been a while since we've sat down with Scott Stein.Today we discuss Project Scorpio's specs, the Mac Pro and attempt to wrap our heads around Pepsi's awful ad.Subscribe to our wonderful program:File any hateful or insightful comments at our show thread over at our subreddit: reddit.com/r/the404.
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Uber is alleged to be using software to deliberately charge customers more while paying drivers less.App-based taxi company Uber has come under fire yet again – this time for allegedly programming its app to charge customers more while paying drivers less than the full fare, and pocketing the difference.A class action lawsuit (first seen by Ars Technica) has been filed in the District Court of California stating that when a customer uses the Uber app to order a ride, the app deliberately shows the customer a slightly longer route and a set price.However, the journey itself takes a shorter amount of time because the driver is shown a much faster route than the customer.The customer still pays the same higher price, but the driver pockets only the price shown by the faster route.The court documents state that this issue came to light at some point between June and September 2016 when Uber implemented an "upfront" pricing system whereby the app would calculate the user's total fare before they agreed to book the job.
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I'm thinking about the ones who use a Microsoft Surface.I only ask because J.D Power has just emitted its US Tablet Satisfaction Study and it declared that Surface owners experience deeper sensations of satisfaction than iPad buyers.Apple fanpersons might turn pale when they learn the main reasons for this greater Surface joy are, according to the Power people, "its top rankings in the features and styling & design factors."The study relied on the feelings of 2,238 US tablet owners who have owned their tablets for less than a year.It was performed between October and December 2016.It measures tablet joy across five areas: performance, ease of operation, features, styling and design, and cost.
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Mainland China, led by its three largest internet companies, may be narrowing the gap with the United States in undertaking advanced research and development in the growing field of artificial intelligence, according to the head of software giant Microsoft’s AI organisation.“This is probably the greatest business opportunity of our time, so all of the world’s major technology companies are now in the AI race,” Harry Shum Heung-yeung, the executive vice-president for the artificial intelligence and research group at Microsoft, told the South China Morning Post.Baidu, Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings – the Chinese internet triumvirate collectively known under the acronym BAT – are “leading the way in China by investing heavily in AI”, he said.All three BAT companies have sharpened their focus on AI research and development in recent years, following earlier initiatives pioneered in North America by institutions like Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and the University of Waterloo, as well as hi-tech giants like IBM, Microsoft, Google and Apple.In the AI race between countries, the gap is now rather small because the latest and greatest technologies, including source code, are being shared onlineWhile the study of AI dates back about 60 years, Shum said three things have converged to push forward recent advances: the existence of huge volumes of data, the availability of large amounts of computing power and breakthroughs in algorithm.
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Browsing through the trending videos on YouTube Wednesday morning, I saw the usual new music videos, political gaffes, and late night talk show replays you always see rising to the top.But a few videos stood out for me this week that are worthy of checking out because they're either oddly satisfying (you'll see what I mean) or give you something to think about.To start off, while the Dude Perfect channel is nothing new to most people, and the guys' high-energy style can go a little overboard, their latest video is satisfying to watch.It's clear pretty quickly that a lot of these ping-pong trick shots probably took numerous takes, but the result is pretty awesome and you have to hand it to them for how excited they get:In this next one, The School of Life channel explains how deferring to others instead of going after what you want might hurt both you and the other people in your life.In other words, it's okay to be a little selfish sometimes:
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