My team decided to find out who was the leader in each of these categories.Their answers were surprisingly similar: Sourcing the best deals leads to the best results.Yet at the end of the day, the data shows one platform leads in an area that may make all the difference in the eyes of the entrepreneur: average capital raised.Since its launch, nearly 1,000 companies have registered with the SEC on 50 platforms, and over $127 million has been committed to campaigns.Eight platforms have already gone belly up, 25 have done fewer than 10 deals each, and only eight platforms have raised over $1 million for their campaigns.Clearly, deals and dollars are flowing to a select few.
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It seems like most companies want to focus on headsets because that’s what players need for online multiplayer games and because they probably have a higher profit margin.But when it comes time to close Discord, turn off the lights, and enjoy a solitary cinematic experience, headsets still can’t compete with a decent speaker setup.While the Pro has directional audio drivers and a dedicated subwoofer, the Nommo Chroma comes with just a pair of free-standing stereo speakers.At $150 (or $100 for the non-RGB version), the Nommo speakers represent a decent step up from a lot of cheaper options, and they actually excel in quieter, atmospheric moments.If you drop the cash and plunk the speakers on your desk after coming from a pair of tiny powered speakers plugged into a 3.5mm jack, you should notice an improvement.Nommo’s sound has some issues, but it handles most games well.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.I received an email from a potential client who was looking to purchase a monogrammed writing portfolio for her niece’s upcoming college graduation.Promptly, I replied, letting her know the cost was $75, including ground shipping, and how she could proceed to place an order on our website.Requests like hers usually turn into automated ecommerce orders, so rarely do I hear feedback from the client again until we send a thank you email after the monogrammed merchandise is delivered.Since UPS does not deliver ground service on the weekend, it would have to be shipped via overnight express service to meet Jessica’s in-hands date, with residential and Saturday delivery fees further compounding the cost.Inspired by Jessica’s sincerity and ensuing gratitude, I was undeterred by the costs involved, knowing full well that we would lose money on a purchase for just $55, including the free overnight shipping.
In today’s smart home, a weekday routine might have the alarm clock going off at 7 a.m., the shades raising, the thermostat turning up the heat a few degrees, and the lights turning on in the bathroom.But these scheduled tasks aren’t much help on a morning when you have to wake up an hour earlier to catch a flight, unless your hub has access to your calendar and is smart enough to trigger your wake-up sequence at 6 a.m. Here’s the question: Should your hub be able to ask you first?And, in order to get to the level where devices start to act like the user without any input, the reliability has to be 100 percent, something that’s currently not happening, he said.The idea of sentient bots that seamlessly control every aspect of your life is hyperbole, iRobot’s Chris Jones said on a panel about artificial intelligence.“That’s not something I’m worried about or I see being applicable to our products anytime soon,” Jones said.“You’d be astonished at how abysmal the connectivity rates of IoT products are today,” said Aditya Pendyala, co-founder of Mnubo, which helps companies analyze their Internet of Things data.
Most teens consider sexting to be a crime, but older teens are less likely to think it has negative consequences.That's the word from a new study by researchers at Boston University and the University of New Hampshire.The study, set for the September issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and currently available online, also found that girls are more likely than boys to think sexting would hurt their chances of getting a job.Sexting can lead to big trouble.The practice, defined by Criminal Defense Lawyer as "the taking, sending and receiving of nude or sexual photos or videos by electronic means, such as text message," can in some cases be prosecuted under laws that govern child pornography, a felony.In the US, a number of states have established sexting laws, with many specifically addressing sexting and minors.
Tesla just held its annual shareholder meeting, and it was an opportunity for Elon Musk to talk Model 3, new Superchargers, and Autopilot.As well as a fresh vote of confidence in the outspoken company founder and chief executive, the event saw some new details on some of Tesla’s most hotly-anticipated hardware – both on wheels and otherwise.In May 2018, Tesla claims, the Model 3 outsold Mercedes’ C Class, Audi’s A4, BMW’s 3 Series, and the Lexus IS.Indeed, The Model 3 apparently has just north of 30-percent of the total market share in the segment, which is more than a little impressive.Meanwhile, Musk said that Tesla is trying to get the cost of Model 3 insurance lower, with the automaker apparently working with insurance companies to get prices significantly under what you’d pay for one of those competing gasoline sedans.The $35,000 Model 3 is coming… soonish
Between the success of Black Panther and female-fronted projects like Wonder Woman, it seems like diversity and representation in front of — and behind — the camera has finally become increasingly important to filmmakers and audiences alike.“It’s funny, I refer to myself as a bionic actress because truthfully my career didn’t take off until I got this prosthesis,” Giuffria said, referring to the high-tech prosthetic arm she wears, which is one of the most advanced in the world.“I was born missing my arm, below the elbow, and I was fit with a myoelectric muscle operated prosthesis when I was very young.“I wore my fake arm originally — which looks very real and fleshy, but has little function — because I thought that was my way into acting: ‘I’ll trick em.’ Then I realised once I got the opportunities, a lot of times doors would close very quickly because they felt deceived or they were being close-minded or it couldn’t work for that project.I got my prosthesis four years ago and I decided this is me, this is who I am, and I’m not going to hide that.Perhaps strangely, a turning point came when she was cast in Green Lantern, one of the biggest superhero flops of all time (it’s also been credited with teaching Taika Waititi how not to make a comic book movie).
The backlash to Google’s work on a US military artificial-intelligence project began inside the tech giant, but in recent weeks, it has spilled into the public.As employees resigned in protest over Google’s work with Project Maven, which uses AI to identify potential drone targets in satellite images, reports revealed top executives fretting over how it will be perceived by the public.On Friday, Google changed course, as Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced internally that the company will not renew the contract for Project Maven, according to Gizmodo.The current contract expires in 2019.Google’s precise involvement in the project is not clear, but the relationship has caused enough controversy inside the company that several employees have quit in protest and more than 4,000 employees signed a petition arguing against the contract.Tensions intensified this week when reports showed executives agonizing over how to downplay the ominous-sounding AI aspects of the contract in the media.
Agreeing to one set of standards is critical for the industry to move forward, and finally, those standards have been defined.The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE ) has created the SMPTE ST 2110 Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks standards suite, a major contributing factor in the movement toward one common IP-based mechanism for the professional media industries.SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, Senior Vice president of Technology, TV and Media at Ericsson, says, “Radically altering the way professional media streams can be handled, processed and transmitted, SMPTE ST 2110 standards go beyond the replacement of SDI (serial digital interface) with IP to support the creation of an entirely new set of applications that leverage information technology (IT) protocols and infrastructure.This advance simplifies actions such as adding captions, subtitles, and teletext, as well as processing multiple audio languages and types.“ST 2110 allows us to replicate the existing systems we build today with SDI – to emulate them entirely.Separating the transport format from the video format gives broadcasters the ability to choose exactly the right format they need at each step along the broadcast chain, and still be able to transport every version over a common infrastructure.
Google-ägda Nest lanserar sin ringklocka Hello i Sverige.Du kommer kunna köpa den via Nest.com men också på Elgiganten och Clas Ohlsson.Inte nog med att klockan plingelingar när dina gäster trycker på den så har den även en mikrofon, högtalare och kamera.Kameran känner av rörelse så du kan få en notis innan personerna ens har ringt på.Därmed kan du prata med dem även om du inte är hemma liksom skicka korta förinspelade meddelanden.Har du sedan ett smart lås kan du öppna upp dörren för exempelvis bud eller liknande.
As a company founder of a health care startup, you likely spend a majority of your time developing your product.It solves an important problem in a large market, and has a solid business model around it.Veterans of early-stage companies know that nothing is certain for a startup, and you can expect a great degree of learning and pivoting.As an early-stage company starts to build and demo its products in the health care ecosystem, leaders should not dismiss the importance of hiring key people who can survive and thrive in this unique environment.The simple problem statement is that patients forget to take their medications when they are supposed to, or, on a deeper level, they get confused by having to take multiple medications at different times each day.These include affordability, side effects, barriers to achieving proper dosing, lack of belief that the medication is important, transportation and communication restraints that impact refill requests or prescription pickup, theft of drugs if delivered to the home, confusion over multiple prescriptions — and sometimes, forgetfulness.
the Question of what defines such a scheme might seem a bit unclear, considering that most of us use the WASD keys and the two mouse buttons.But when the signed packed up the Horde Aimo from the German Roccat so howled the 7-year-old to with delight and declared that this was the official Fortnite-the keyboard.in Addition to the rating so we can conclude that when it comes to gamingtangentbord so there are a couple other requirements.it means that It is cord.Finally, it is of course about ergonomics.With the Horde Aimo think Roccat addition, we would like to have the option to set the colors of the keyboard via a big wheel or alternatively use it to a lot of other things including changing the volume, or where we now choose to do.
If you’ve ever worked in an office, ever been in an office…heck, even watched “The Office,” you’ve probably had some experience with Microsoft Office.But even though you’ve likely been noodling with the ubiquitous productivity package for decades, we’d bet there are still loads of tricks and hidden gems in Office that you never knew existed.And we don’t just mean finding Minesweeper.We mean the likely dozens of Office apps and procedures that could speed up your tasks, improve your finished product and literally change how you spend your work hours.Over 650,000 people in more than 50 countries have turned to eLearnOffice to boost their essential skills while working with the latest Office suite of programs.Right now, you can get eLearnOffice’s complete training package for 90 percent off — just $19.
When it comes to OnePlus it’s hard to talk about anything else than the recently released OnePlus 6.Although the newest handset is going to be the company’s major focus in the upcoming months, it’s good to know that the past models aren’t being abandoned.Showing its latest commitment to software support, OnePlus is delivering a final stable release of OxygenOS 5.0.3 for both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.This new build is considered a full stable release for all supported devices and it’ll include the Face Unlock feature that got debuted in the OnePlus 5T.Also, the ROM comes with the latest security patch cooked by Google, alongside a set of bugfixes and performance improvements.For more details you can check the full changelog below:
Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago.Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter fame and more — did the heavy-lifting for us all by sharing a link that let’s you look at your timeline exactly a decade ago, assuming you followed the same people.(The search will work even if you didn’t have an account 10 years ago.)Want to see what your Twitter timeline would've looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now?The mix is eerily quiet, with far fewer retweets and likes than the current time — Twitter hadn’t yet introduced the ‘automatic’ retweet, people were still doing it manually — and no nested replies or link previews, while there are ghosts of once-major social media services, such as TwitPic, TinyURL.Certainly, it’s a fun way to see how Twitter has morphed, both in terms of features and the actual dialogue of users.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has officially made available its permit application for electric scooters to operate in the city as part of a one-year pilot program.Part of that means companies like Bird, Lime and Spin will need to at least temporarily remove their scooters from city sidewalks while their applications are being processed.As part of a new city law, which goes into effect June 4, scooter companies will not be allowed to operate their services in San Francisco without a permit.If they don’t, each companies respective scooters will be at risk of impound and fines of up to $100 per scooter.“This permit program represents a thoughtful, coordinated and effective approach to ensure that San Francisco strikes the right balance.We can have innovation, but it must keep our sidewalks safe and accessible for all pedestrians.
Microsoft’s Data Subject Rights include the right to know about the data the company collects on you and the ability to correct the data, delete it, or move the data elsewhere.Microsoft’s privacy dashboard will help its customers manage their data.The announcement mirrors action taken by other technology companies in preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25th.The GDPR sets new rules for how companies manage and share personal data.In a blog post that calls privacy “a fundamental human right,” Microsoft says it’s had more than 1,600 of its engineers working on GDPR projects.It has also made investments to redesign its tools and systems to comply with the new rules.
Samsung announced that it will integrate its Bixby voice assistant into every one of its products by 2020.The goal is to create an ecosystem that can be controlled through the SmartThings app.Samsung featured Bixby in its flagship smartphones and looks to launch an updated version alongside the Galaxy Note 9.Nonetheless, Samsung entered the fray with Bixby in 2017 with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and looks to include its assistant in every single one of its devices.In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Samsung’s head of consumer electronics Kim Hyun-suk confirmed that the company will include internet connectivity and its virtual assistant in all of its products by 2020.The goal, said Kim, is to turn Samsung’s army of devices into a legitimate ecosystem that will be centralized with the SmartThings app.
An amazing scientific endeavor bringing together physicists and engineers from all over the world to work towards a common goal: to probe the fundamental structure of the universe.The engineering and technical skills needed to make the experiments succeed are as world-class as the science behind them.Sitting astride the Franco-Swiss border, funded by 22 Member States, it is where the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles.These particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light and the process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.The answer: in every corner of the Organization.Engineers and technicians are vital to CERN's activities – to push the boundaries of experimental physics, they're building some of the most advanced machines in the world.