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Thanks to the American firm's tie up with Chinese dumpling maker Wu Fang Zhai, you can now buy Captain America, Ironman, Thor and Black Widow-themed rice dumplings for the festival, where the stodgy treats are an integral part of the celebrations.Most reviews of the dumplings appear positive, with commenters saying: "The packaging was attractive, but when I opened the box I was surprised that the dumplings were delicious."Image: TMALL/TAOBAOThey also come in fancier shield-looking packages.The festival is also known as Duanwu Jie, and is a national holiday in China.The dumplings come in various flavours, some with meat in them and others with sweet bean fillings.The story in folklore most commonly associated with the festival is the death of a Chinese minister and poet, Qu Yuan, who lived during 300 BC and was said to have flung himself into the river as a political protest.
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The industry "is on version 238.32 by the time we get regulations out," National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind said during an appearance at an industry conference in suburban Detroit.U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines expected in July will offer different approaches to oversight of self-driving, or autonomous, vehicle technologies, Rosekind said.Regulations that remain static for years "will not work for this area," Rosekind said.It's unacceptable."In March, the NHTSA said significant legal hurdles must be cleared before self-driving cars without steering wheels and gas pedals can be sold, but there were relatively few legal hurdles in deploying self-driving cars with human controls.Many states prohibit automakers from using "innovative light or sound techniques to communicate with other road users" like using a "lighted information sign on a self-driving vehicle to communicate with pedestrians."
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And that's a serious problem, because a poorly built website can be the downfall of a company -- like yours -- that has everything else going for it.Clickworthy call-to-actionsIt is estimated that Amazon s patented Buy with 1-click button has generated billions of dollars of additional revenue for the company over the years, and part of the reason it works so well is that it sends a strong signal to customers just when they are ready to purchase.You can use the post-purchase landing page to foster customer loyalty and encourage repeat purchases.One effective technique is to do everything possible to have shoppers create an account with your business, so that their information can be saved for easy checkout in the future.Secure checkoutAs incidents involving data breaches by hackers litter the evening news, technophiles and technophobes alike have become more concerned about the security of their data, especially that tied to credit cards and other financial information.Make an investment in secure checkout procedures, and prominently place the logos of your security partners on the page to assure customers that you take the protection of their personal information seriously.
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Maskinerna i Sandviks 3d-center kostar många miljoner styck.I centret samlar företaget kompetens om teknik för att skriva ut produkter i metall i stället för att till exempel fräsa eller svarva fram dem.– Om det föds idéer på andra ställen inom Sandvik kan man komma till oss så har vi kompetensen för de additiva processerna, säger Mikael Schuisky som är chef för forskningscentret.Sandvik säljer redan metallpulver som används i metall-3d-skrivarna, men företaget vill klättra i värdekedjan och använda tekniken också för sina egna produkter.Men han pekar på flera fördelar med att skriva ut ett verktyg eller annan produkt jämfört med de traditionella tillverkningsmetoderna.Men det finns fortfarande problem med 3d-processen.
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For some on the far right the symbol is said to reflect supposed damage caused by Jewish people reverberating from decade to decade , say Mic reporters Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith.We at ADL take this manifestation of online hate seriously, and that s why we re adding this symbol to our database and working with our partners in the tech industry to investigate this phenomenon more deeply.To the public, the symbol is not easily searchable on most sites and social networks; search engines strip punctuation from results, wrote the publication s reporters, Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith.According to the blog s lexicon page, all Jewish surnames echo throughout history .Google removed Coincidence Detector on Thursday, citing terms and conditions that prohibit promotions of hate or incitement of violence , shortly after Mic wrote about the extension.Neo-Nazis regularly adopt the numbers 88 – standing for HH, or heil Hitler – and 14, referring to the 14 words , the white-supremacist slogan: We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children .
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Stacey Gleeson grabbed her iPhone and ran to the child's room to help her but dropped it as she turned on the light.Ms Gleeson told the BBC she feels it may have saved her daughter's life.Image caption Giana's parents, Stacey and Nic GleesonGiana, who had been battling a chest infection and bronchiolitis, was breathing again when the ambulance arrived,The child made a full recovery and doctors have told Ms Gleeson there was no lasting damage, but that every second had been vital.It happened in March but the story has now gone viral after Ms Gleeson contacted Apple, who alerted Australian news outlet 7 News."I had played around with Siri, I thought it was a fun feature.She had previously used it to call her husband Nic, who is in the Navy, on loudspeaker while getting the children ready for bed.
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The years have not been kind to the former gods of glam rock—and particularly not to William Bruce Bailey, better known as Axl Rose.In most cases, lyrics from Guns N Roses songs are altered to pertain to food.What gets complicated is that while many of Axl s shows require photographers to sign a release giving usage rights to his management, Boris Minkevich, the Winnipeg Free Press photographer who shot the image in question, does not remember if he made such an agreement.While the gig itself took place in 2010, a Memegenerator page for Axl Rose Fat has existed for just over four years, and contains a piddling 931 entries at the time of this writing.Appropriated Guns N Roses lyrics being used to mock Axl s weight are by no means new, and they were never all that popular to begin with.Celebrities have been known to engage in this sort of PR war in the past, which often only makes the problem worse.
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Mark Zuckerberg, aka King of Social Media, got a little digital egg on his face this weekend as word spread that the Facebook CEO s Twitter and Pinterest accounts had been hacked into.Who dun the whodunit?A Saudi Arabian hacker squad dubbed OurMine took responsibility for breaking into Zuck s personal archive of tweets and photos, although a report in Hacker News pointed out that the CEO has not been incredibly active in many of these social-media accounts.Mr. Zuckerberg has not sent a tweet from the account since 2012, said the note.It quickly became clear how OurMine did the deed.The AP reported that the hackers went on Twitter themselves to say that they d found Zuckerberg s personal account information in a recent data breach at LinkedIn from which they took his SHA1-hashed password string and then broke it and tried on several social media accounts.As Ethan Baron wrote in May, the professional networking site warned that problems from a theft in 2012 had not gone away.Personal data of more than 100 million LinkedIn users may have been taken.From Hacker News:Ouch!But the best kicker of all was Zuck s password:  dadada.
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OurMine claims it found Mark Zuckerberg's password on a LinkedIn database of user details leaked last month.Photo: Getty ImagesFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts briefly hacked at the weekend, according to various reports.A hacker group called OurMine reportedly took over the billionaire's Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest account on Sunday according to screengrabs of Tweets since removed from Zuckerberg's accounts, which are rarely used by the Facebook mogul.Photo: EngadgetThe group, whose principal Twitter account has since been suspended, then messaged him to say that it had found his password on a LinkedIn database of user details that was leaked online last month.Since OurMine's main Twitter account has been suspended, the original tweet is not publicly available, but other Twitter users, including a U.S.-based social media reporter for CNBC, picked up on the hack.i don't understand why @twitter suspended our account while we are saving people from other hackers!
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Intel's 24-core Xeon E7-8890 v4 chip could help protect against bank fraud, the company saysIntel's Xeon E7-8800 v4 family of chips have up to 24 cores.It was announced just a week after Intel made headlines with a new 10-core Core chip for gaming code-named Broadwell-E.Some servers from other vendors -- likely SGI and Fujitsu -- could have up to 32 sockets, meaning systems could support up to 768 CPU cores.The company had a 99.2 percent market share in servers in 2015, according to IDC, but that share could fall next year if ARM servers are adopted in wider numbers and as AMD releases new x86 server chips.A number of servers with the new chips could be pooled to create a powerful deep-learning cluster, which could more precise analysis from oceans of data.Intel also announced Xeon E7-4800 v4 series chips, which have between eight and 16 cores, draw 115 watts of power, and have 20MB to 40MB of cache.
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Did you know that the average app loses 80% of its daily active users within the first 3 days post-install?Most people download an app, open it once, and delete it.This happens because users try out a lot of apps but decide which ones they want to delete within the first few days.Are these user behaviors a result of poorly made apps?Not always, but the first interaction with the app plays a key role in creating overall impression either good or bad .And when users open a new app the last thing they want to see is multiple popups in a row asking for permissions:
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Colourboxwe all have sometimes bad days, but the constant feeling of frustration at work can tell you that the work does not match your own skills and desires.Forbes list of the five characters, who tell their employees to waste their skills on the job.the Boss doesn't have the vision of your organization, their own elämilleen and especially you urapolullesi.your Friends say you were smart, clever and perceptive, but at work no one will see you as more than a lower level employee.If the situation seems desperate, the displeasure of admitting that is the first step, Forbes writes.the mere decision to start planning the job changes may ease the feeling and help you move forward.
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Ingvar Larssonthe Stockmann-owned Lindex was doing, even when the parent company and sister chain Seppälä to wallow in the loss.a New branching of London, left a promising move.the Finnish fashion trade dominated Lindex addition to the nordic chains.the Swedish chain in a stronger position have reached the the surface of fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz and more than 30 years directed at KappAhl.Rose Seppälä apply, inter alia, fiddling with clothes sizing, as well as raising artists chain a figurehead.Nykyomistajat do not want to so far comment seppälä economic situation of the Economy.
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A team accompanied by Egypt's former antiquities minister and famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass are testing a new scanner on the Great Pyramid of Giza, hoping that modern technology could help unlock ancient secrets buried deep beneath the stone.He has been appointed by the Antiquities Ministry to head the team that will review the scan results.Late last year, thermal scanning identified a major anomaly in the pyramid — three adjacent stones at its base which registered higher temperatures than others.Hawass has in the past downplayed the usefulness of scans on ancient sites, saying that they have never found anything important."I hope these scans will help us obtain accurate information," he said, adding that he believed another burial chamber remains undiscovered inside.Last month, researchers led by Daniela Comelli of the Polytechnic University of Milan published a paper on a rare iron dagger found inside the boy king's sarcophagus.
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A fresh piece of research has pointed to the dangers of having staff members working away from the office on mobile devices, in terms of not having the correct policies in place to ensure the security of a business.Shred-it conducted a survey of US-based small business owners and C-level executives in larger firms, finding that in the case of the former, 58% of SMBs have at least some employees working flexibly and away from the office at times.Larger businesses were actually worse, although only a tad at 69% of C-level executive respondents indicating that their firm doesn't have such a policy in place.And of course these organisations are much more likely to have staff working out of the office, with 92% of them having at least some employees working off-site.All businesses should have policy points in place for mobile workers, and Shred-It outlines some simple guidelines including advising employees not to leave devices lying around in public places or vehicles, and to ensure devices are password protected and that data is encrypted.Obsolete hard drives should also be securely destroyed, and the survey found that only 37% of SMBs wipe their own hardware in-house if you're sending hard disks away to be wiped, there's always a chance precious data could fall into the wrong hands .
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The messaging going on Twitter in the number of active daily users. Today there are more people who snatches than tweets. According to a new report from Bloomberg has Snapchat now 150 million daily users compared to Twitter that are estimated to have less than 140 million users. A bad news for Twitter that need to struggle more and more to convince advertisers that their service is the best. The crucial difference is predicted to be the new youth audience who prefer Snapchat before Twitter. This together with the Facebook continues dominanera has allowed Twitter in the past made several changes to the service to make it more accessible for new users.
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Kuva: ERIC THAYER / ReutersUutistoimisto Bloombergin lukujen mukaan Snapchatilla on nyt enemmän päivittäisiä käyttäjiä kuin Twitterillä.Twitter on jäämässä käyttäjämäärissä jälkeen Snapchatille, kertoo uutistoimisto Bloomberg.Tämä tekee nelivuotiaasta sosiaalisen median palvelusta Twitteriä suositumman, sillä Bloombergin keräämien lukujen mukaan Twitterin päivittäinen käyttäjämäärä on vajaat 140 miljoonaa.Snapchatin kasvu on ollut nopeaa, sillä joulukuussa sitä käytti 110 miljoonaa henkeä.Twitter on puolestaan jäänyt paitsi Snapchatin, myös Facebookin viestintäsovellusten Messengerin, WhatsAppin ja Instagramin jalkoihin.Snapchatin menestyksen takana ovat suurilta osin ominaisuudet, jotka kannustavat päivittäiseen käyttöön: vaihtuvat kasvojenmuokkaukset, vuorokaudessa katoavat Live storyt sekä kaveriviestinnästä kirjaa pitävä Snapstreak.
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IBM Watson IoT platform and Cisco edge analytics are paired to help companies get more from their data no matter how far from network core they areCisco and IBM are combining their respective analytics and Internet of Things IoT technologies into a single product that can analyse data at the edge of the network, paving the way for businesses to get more immediate insights from remote or autonomous offices and facilities.Oil rigs, factories, ships and mines are cited as examples of locations that could be transformed by the IoT and the data that can be gathered, but are constrained by poor bandwidth.Cisco IBMAtlantis platformBy moving to the edge of the network, this analysis can be done on-site, especially since many processes do not require the computational power at the core of the network.Some of it could even be done on a mobile device, saving customers money.For an oil rig in a remote location or a factory where critical decisions have to be taken immediately, uploading all data to the cloud is not always the best option, said Harriet Green, general manager of IBM Watson IoT for commerce and education.Together, Cisco and IBM are positioned to help organizations make real-time informed decisions based on business-critical data that was often previously undetected and overlooked, added Mala Anand, senior vice president of the Cisco Data & Analytics Platforms Group.
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The division says it reached almost $1 billion in revenue in 2015.In November last year, Xaxis promoted the CEO of its Americas unit, Brian Gleason, to the global CEO role, replacing Brian Lesser, who was promoted to become the CEO of WPP's media buying arm GroupM in North America.Now he's over six months into the new role, we chatted with Gleason about a range of topics including Xaxis' 2015 highlights, what sets it apart from rival agency trading desks, ad blocking, how the ad tech market will play out in 2016, and the controversial area of media rebates and the current low level of trust between advertisers and their agencies.This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.Business Insider: How did Xaxis leave 2015 and what should we be looking out for from you in 2016?Brian Gleason: In 2015 we crossed a milestone: We reached $1 billion in overall revenue, which is significant for us.BI: Is that revenue, or billings — ad spend?BG: The way WPP classifies it is that billings and revenue are one and the same.Not because it's over $100 million, but more that 10-12% of revenue came outside of WPP and GroupM, which a lot of people don't know about.What was also unique about last year was that when Xaxis began coming up five years ago, it was primarily one brand — Xaxis —now we have a portfolio of three distinct brands.There is Xaxis Audience, which focuses on awareness.You have Plista, which we brought into the portfolio at the end of last year: A GroupM-owned company which started off in Germany, a fantastic business focusing on native and social, with a recommendation engine.It took us four years to build it and it's, I think, the most advanced visualization tool which shows viewability across all our different platforms, it shows ad fraud across all our different platforms, it shows pricing across our different platforms, which I think in terms of transparency into the performance of campaigns, there is nothing else out there like that.Because we have shared cost across technology, data, and media and I can't break out the technology fee in a way that makes sense.Isn't the issue at heart that you agree, hypothetically, with Procter & Gamble you are going to reach this many people, and maybe even sales lift, but there's a potential that an agency or vendor could have made the campaign reach more people, or a media credit wasn't passed back to the marketer.I think some companies have to get clear on what their value proposition is.I agree the IPO market will continue to be slow because the companies that have come out haven't been rewarded for it.
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Oracle has had time to ponder its response to news of a lawsuit filed by a former employee, Svetlana Blackburn.And its response is: We're going to sue her back.Blackburn alleges that she was fired because she refused to do some "improper and suspect" accounting in regard to Oracle's cloud computing business.Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that "Plaintiff s superiors instructed her to add millions of dollars in accruals to financial reports, with no concrete or foreseeable billing to support the numbers, an act that Plaintiff warned was improper and suspect accounting.She told her supervisor, 'I will blow the whistle' if ordered to proceed further in this fashion.This former employee worked at Oracle for less than a year and did not work in the accounting group." Blackburn, in her lawsuit contends that she worked as a Senior Finance Manager, North America SaaS/Cloud Revenue, for Oracle.She also contends that Oracle terminated her employment on Oct. 15 last year, two months after she received a positive performance review and a month after the alleged incident began.NOW WATCH: An in-wall vacuum makes sweeping so much easierLoading video...
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