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Uber has filed a patent that might make its UberPool carsharing service slightly less creepy, by showing passengers friends or interests they have in common.Judging by the filing, Uber will ask you to connect your Facebook profile with its app when you request an UberPool. do the same for anyone you're about to share a ride with and if
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During EA's Q3 financial report, CEO Andrew Wilson reaffirmed the publisher's plan to release a Star Wars Battlefront sequel later this year, to coincide with the release Star Wars: The Last Jedi in cinemas.EA DICE will once again develop the game, which Wilson says will be "even bigger, taking players into more locations and allowing them to play with more heroes and characters across multiple Star Wars eras."The mention of multiple eras is new.Last year, during the company's Q4 earnings report, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed a Battlefront sequel for the first time, only mentioning that it would have a single player campaign and take include world's based on "the new movies".Multiple eras likely means further maps and characters from the original trilogy of films, as well as from The Last Jedi and 2015's The Force Awakens.It's unlikely we'll see anything from the prequel trilogy.
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Telia växlar upp sin satsning på internet of things, iot.Nyförvärvet Fältcom ska spela en nyckelroll i operatörens utveckling av tekniska lösningar för den uppkopplade staden.Nyheten om att Telia Company köper Fältcom kommer bara några veckor efter besked att Limes Audio, även de ett Umeåbolag, blir en del av Google.Läs mer: 33-listevinnarna Limes Audio köps av GoogleFältcom grundades 1998 och har i dag ett 40-tal anställda.Bolaget har tagit fram en öppen plattform för internet of thing och appar med över 160 000 installerade enheter över hela världen.
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the greater Stockholm public transport company SL stands behind more than half of all public transport in Sweden, with ticket sales of over 7 billion a year.Tickets are primarily sold through the SL-card that is primarily bought and loaded in, inter alia, Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven.In 2016, were sold, for example SL-tickets to over 200 million by the app - and the sms system that Klarna has developed to the SL.How much your Payment will earn at this is not official.But the usual enkelbiljetten with spending cash is aimed of course against our more loyal customers, which is worth a certain discount , say SL's president Kristoffer Tamsons M .How much of this amount that Klarna may retain to SL not to disclose.
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A new, purported, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 model has shown up today, but is it the real deal Xiaomi s Redmi range are the bread and butter phones for the Chinese handset maker, but while Redmi phones were originally just cost conscious budget devices we have seen significant changes in recent months.Over the past year, Redmi phones have launched with increasingly better hardware from metal construction, fingerprint scanners and even dual rear cameras.Today a new leaked Redmi model has been posted online and once again attempts to give top end smartphones a run for their money.This device is named the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 and features metal chassis, but this time a single main camera.In place of the dual cameras on the original Redmi Pro, the Redmi Pro 2 has a Sony IMX362 with a 1/2.55 sensor and a 1.4µm pixel, there is also a Dual Pixel autofocus feature too!Other changes include the move away from Mediatek to a Snapdragon 66- chipset.The phone also has a larger 4500mAh battery but retains a 5.5-inch FHD display.Apparently, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 will cost 1599 Yuan for the 4GB RAM model with 64GB internal storage rising to 1799 Yuan for a 6GB RAM model boasting 128GB internal memory.Overall this looks like a promising device, but could these specs really be accurate?
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Three UK has launched embedded Wi-Fi calling on its mobile network, allowing customers to send and receive calls and messages when they have no mobile signal by hopping on Wi-Fi networks.The operator joins rivals EE and Vodafone in offering the service 'natively' – without the need for an app.The main advantages of this is better indoor coverage, the ability to receive calls and texts when under ground on the Tube in London or another Metro network, for example and even in the air on planes that offer in-flight Wi-Fi.Technically speaking, Three has offered Wi-Fi calling for years, but until now this was only been available through its Three InTouch app, which needs to be running in the background when users wish to make a call over a Wi-Fi network.From 31 January, this is no longer necessary: whenever you're somewhere where there's no mobile signal, provided there's a WLAN network to connect to, your phone will automatically route calls through Wi-Fi instead.While Wi-Fi calling on rival network EE is only available for pay-monthly customers, a Three spokesperson told IBTimes UK that its service is available for contract, SIM-only and pay-as-you-go subscribers.
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But as the toys move closer to finally being available come May of this year, Playmobil is revealing all of the details at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair that gets underway starting on Wednesday.But why wait another 24 hours when we ve got everything you need to know right now?Arguably one of the most iconic vehicles in movie history, you can t have a Ghostbusters toy line without a tiny version of Ecto-1.The Playmobil version features working lights and movie-authentic sound effects powered by a trio of AAA batteries , a removable roof allowing figures to be placed inside, and silicon slime splatters that can be stuck all over the vehicle.The $45 Ecto-1 playset also includes Playmobil versions of Winston Zeddemore and Janine Melnitz wearing her own Ghostbusters uniform!, who are equipped with tiny proton packs, traps, and PKE meters.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin addressed crowds of employees rallying against President Trump's immigration ban on Monday, as about 2,000 Google staffers in offices worldwide took to the streets with signs.At least one hundred people outside Google's downtown San Francisco offices took to the streets on Monday afternoon, carrying signs and chanting."You build a wall, we'll tear it down," was one such chant.Google employees are sharing photos from this rally on Twitter, under the hashtag " GooglersUnite."Executives like Nest CEO Marian Fawaz are visible addressing the crowds in these pictures.It was not immediately clear if the protests were officially sanctioned or organized by Google, the world's largest internet company, or were organized by employees.One person familiar with the matter described it as a "company-supported rally by employees."Pichai, who was born and raised in India, told the crowd assembled at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters that "the fight will continue," according to New York Times reporter Daisuke Wakabayshi, who tweeted photos from the scene: Google CEO sundar pichai at rally at Googleplex "the fight will continue" pic.twitter.com/cZOfn9FiGY — Daisuke Wakabayashi @daiwaka January 30, 2017 And Sergey Brin told the crowd that he would not have the life he does today if this "wasn't a brave country": "It's a debate about fundamental values" sergey brin, Google co-founder and refugee pic.twitter.com/JDBXL77xuY — Daisuke Wakabayashi @daiwaka January 30, 2017Google is among numerous tech companies that have decried Trump's order on immigration.
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If you're a former, or even current, owner of a classic Sega console from years past, you'll be pleased to know you can relive some of that retro charm while out and about.Spotify wants to ensure you're never too far away from your gaming obsession and has added a load of soundtracks from the sega console and arcade games of yore.Among the most recognisable titles' soundtracks are Sonic the Hedgehog, Fantasy Zone, Golden Axe, NiGHTS, Virtua Fighter, Jet Set Radio, OutRun, and Space Harrier.There's a few more on the playlist that aren't quite as recognisable, such as Skies of Arcadia and Chain Chronicle, but that should be enough to keep your Sega needs fulfilled on the go.While some have proclaimed OutRun to be the standout collection, others have crowned Jet Set Radio the must-listen playlist.There's also the NiGHTS into Dreams multi-volume soundtrack from the original 1996 Sega Saturn game, which has attained somewhat of a cult status.
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In 2013, Dong Nguyen of .Gears made a huge splash with Flappy Bird, a simple side-scrolling game that incredibly difficult but addictive.He s back again with Ninja Spinki Challenges, and the mobile game is once again a very difficult game.Japan s Obokaidem teamed up with Nguyen, who lives in Vietnam and runs his own game studio, to create the game.They re hoping it will click with the crowd of folks who just can t stop playing a game that endlessly frustrates them.The title is available today on both Android and iOS.The title consists of six different mini-games with the Ninja Spinki character introduced in a previous game.They were like the original Flappy Bird, requiring incredible precision and timing just to get a few rounds of gameplay right.The games each have two modes, challenge mode or endless mode.You have to avoid getting hit by flying stars or getting shot.All of the games were designed by Nguyen, whose style is quite familiar.Obokaiden persuaded him to make the game, the eighth title he has created, by agreeing to let him have complete control.
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After a period of testing in a limited number of shops, Tesco has launched its own PayQwiq contactless payment smartphone app across the entire country.And there's a good reason to bother with one of these things for once, as this one comes with a maximum payment limit of £250.That's enough for rich people with children to pay for their shopping with.The system works with both Android and iOS smartphones, plus it integrates with the supermarket's Club Card account for racking up the points each time you buy a shameful basket full of comfort food and toilet paper for cleaning up the mess it makes on the way out.As a special reward for being one of the first to pioneer the system there's a launch window promotion offering 50 extra Clubcard points for each of your first ten purchases using the app, although if you're a hardcore Android user you're stuck -- the usual security worries mean it won't work on rooted phones.You get the app, fill in your credit card data, then get to choose which one you want to use to pay at the checkout, and it works for paying with petrol too, if you've got a car or a lawnmower or just like the smell of it on your hands.
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I was spellbound by the quality of the graphics that do such a good job of depicting the imagery of fear.Shadows, creaky doors, ladders that go down into the dark.This is the atmosphere of a horror game, and it s a departure from previous Resident Evil games where action and blowing the heads off zombie-like creatures were the norm.This is more like a knife in the dark and lots of jump scares.It s enough to bring back bad memories as the original Resident Evil was slow-paced and horrifying.I did an email interview about this with longtime series producer Masachika Kawata.Here s a transcript of our interview.GamesBeat: What does RE7 have in common with the previous games in the franchise?Masachika Kawata: RE7 definitely draws influence from its predecessors, but probably has most in common with the original game.At its core, RE7 is also like the other RE games in that it is still a game centered on elements of fear and being able to overcome it.GamesBeat: What signature RE elements can fans expect from RE7?Kawata: RE7 draws on the series survival horror roots with elements like tense atmosphere, exploration, item management, combat, and puzzle-solving.GamesBeat: What is new or different?Kawata: One of the biggest changes of course is the change to first-person perspective, which is new for the series.We had decided to focus more on horror and felt that this perspective lent itself well to the immersion.
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Snap Inc s quest to earn enough money to IPO sees it flip-flopping after pledging not to use creepy ad targeting.Snap will now allow advertisers to use a Oracle s Data Cloud formerly Datalogix third-party data about what users buy offline to target ads on Snapchat, according to the Wall Street Journal.Snap tells TechCrunch that this rolled out over the last few weeks, and will allow targeting to 100 different customer demographics like cosmetics shopper or consumer tech shopper .I got an ad this morning for something I was thinking about buying yesterday, and it s really annoying Spiegel declared.Yet the ad targeting based on what people buy at the grocery store which Snapchat is now offering fits that bill.Today s change follows an update in September when Snapchat opened Snap Audience Match, which let advertisers upload their own lists of customer email addresses or mobile IDs and then target them with ads.
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But before that, in 1996, he had already founded digital certificate company Thawte, while studying finance and IT at the University of Cape Town, just as the internet age was gaining momentum.Thawte was one of the first companies working on securing internet transactions, and just three years later it was acquired by Verisign for $575 million, making the young Shuttleworth wealthy enough to pay for his trip to space, and much more.When we meet he's straight off the plane from New York--he managed to fit in a bit of coding on the flight.But, he's happy to jump straight into the conversation, and for someone who lists public speaking as one of his dislikes--likes include weightlessness, broadband, Iain M Banks, skinny-dipping, fancy dress, and "flashes of insight"--he's got a nice turn of phrase, at one point describing the work of software developers as "revolutionary magic."Shuttleworth spent a year in training for the flight, eight months of that in Star City, Russia before rocketing off to the ISS.Despite the enthusiasm of some developers and the anti-Microsoft pose, Shuttleworth also saw Linux splitting into proprietary versions and struggling free versions.
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At the end of August last year, ordered the EUROPEAN commission to Ireland to claim back the € 13 billion approximately 124 billion plus interest from the american teknikgiganten.the Case, which has been appealed by both Ireland and Apple, in relation to taxes during the years 2003 to 2014.In the worst case, only the interest on the requirement to end up being as high as 1.5 billion, or sek 14 billion.In that case would the total bill for Apple to grow to 14.5 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which refers to its own estimates.Read also: Here is the pc manufacturer that loses the most of all right nowRead about how you implement the
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Microsoft might be out of the smartphone-making business for the time being, but the company has been rumored to be working on a high-end Surface Phone.It s unclear whether the company will go forward with a Surface Phone launch anytime soon, although a new discovery suggests that Microsoft is also studying foldable smartphones — the kind of devices that could easily be turned into Windows tablets.Samsung, Apple, and others are also researching foldable smartphones.Just like its competitors, Microsoft also has documentation that highlights its foldable smartphone vision.Found by MSPowerUser, USPTO Patent No.9,541,962 describes a Mobile computing device having a flexible hinge structure.
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It's able to deliver stunning 4K content to your living room TV without breaking a sweat, but is ultimately limited by Android TV's lack of native apps and penchant for paid content.Update: Nvidia Shield is getting an upgrade for 2017.The new model it's still called Nvidia Shield will be 40% smaller, integrate with Google Assistant and include a remote in every box.The Nvidia Shield Experience Upgrade 5.0 adds Android 7.0 to the Android TV box, as well as 4K HDR GameStream options, the Amazon Video 4K HDR app and Pascal-powered GeForce Now cloud gaming.They're usually inconspicuous, black little boxes no bigger than a CD case and either look like a rounded puck, like the Roku or Nexus Player, or a deck of cards, like the Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV.It's also longer than it is wide – 1.0 x 8.3 x 5.1 inches or 25 x 210 x 130mm H x L x D .
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Finansiella tjänster är idag momsfritt och en ny utredning föreslog i november därför att alla företag som säljer den typen av tjänster istället ska betala en skatt på 15 procent av lönekostnaden, utöver arbetsgivaravgiften.Finansminister Magdalena Andersson har kallat den nya avgiften för en bankskatt - men nu visar det sig att en rad andra branscher också kommer att drabbas av skattehöjningen.Dagens industri uppger att som förslaget är utformat idag så kommer alla företag som förmedlar krediter, erbjuder avbetalning eller försäkring i samband med köp omfattas.Det innebär att bland annat e-handelsföretag kommer att träffas av den nya lagen.Många svenska e-handlare ger nämligen både krediter i form av avbetalning samt erbjuder olika typer av försäkringar.Förslaget, som presenterades av regeringens utredare i november och väntas ge mellan 3,7 och 7 miljarder kronor i ökade skatteintäkter, får kraftig kritik från flera håll.
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Kitesurfing in Australia recently, Isabelle Fabre had an unexpected encounter with a great white shark.It ll likely be a story she dines out on for many years, and thanks to her friend back on the beach capturing the entire incident with a camera drone, she ll have some dramatic footage to show, too.It happened while she was kitesurfing in the beautiful Fitzgerald River National Park about 250 miles 400 km south-east of Perth.The French traveler spotted what she described as a big black shadow on the water, but wrongly assuming it to be her kite, she carried on surfing without a care in the world.However, after a short while, she clocked that the movement of the kite and the shadow didn t quite match up.Indeed, her concerns grew when she noticed it circling around me.
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Den som inte är så kunnig om fotboll tycker säkert att det ser konstigt ut när en spelare sparkar ut bollen över sidlinjen, trots att den spelaren inte alls är under attack från en motståndare.Den som är mer initierad vet att det beror på att någon annan spelare ligger ner skadad och kanske behöver läkarvård.Det är en oskriven regel som trots att den aktivt motarbetats av de styrande i fotbollsvärlden fortfarande följs av många.Den som vill bli accepterad i ett öppet projekt gör bäst i att följa dem, inte minst som nykomling i ett projekt.Läs på innan du kastar dig in i ett projektInnan du tar kontakt med ett community, inom öppen källkod eller i andra sammanhang, så bör du ta reda på vad det har för syfte och undersöka vad du kan bidra med.
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