David Carter

David Carter

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p If you’re one of those “I hate my job” people, I can definitely sympathize.Having once worked for nearly a decade at a cable company, both on the phones with irate customers and in other capacities, I don’t have to think too far back to remember a time when waking up in the morning was a chore in itself.This Florida woman obviously feels exactly the same way, and when fate handed her the opportunity to score a “Get out of work, free!” card, along with a nice worker’s compensation check, she took it without hesitation.This is 2017, and everyone is watching.The woman in the video is one Sheyla Veronica White.Reports have not disclosed exactly where White was employed, but it’s clear from the video that her desk work was abruptly interrupted by a falling sprinkler component.
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p The creative director at Iris Worldwide recalled a recent shoot, where things didn’t quite go to plan.“Pretty much everyone in the industry says don’t work with children and animals, and it’s true!But I didn’t know that.” Nina had planned to film a falcon flying from one location to another.Everything was looking good, though the team had a tight schedule.Unfortunately, during the second shot, the falcon flew off and went missing for days leaving everyone - particularly the bird handler - panic-stricken.Luckily, it turned up miles away and the vet was able to sign off that ‘no animals were harmed in the making of this film."
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p A car manufacturer has developed a compartment that blocks mobile phone signals.Nissan says the prototype Signal Shield, built into the arm rest of its Juke crossover vehicle, will eliminate distractions caused by incoming calls, messages and social media notifications.The box works on the principle of the Faraday cage - invented in the 1830s - which uses material such as a wire mesh to shield its contents from electromagnetic fields.All mobile, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals are prevented from reaching inside the compartment once the lid is closed.Penalties and fines for illegal phone use by drivers doubled to six points and £200 on March 1 following a series of high-profile cases and research suggesting the practice is widespread.Nissan Motor GB managing director Alex Smith said: "Mobile phone use at the wheel is a growing concern across the automotive industry, and indeed society, particularly with the high number of pushed communications such as texts, social media notifications and app alerts that tempt drivers to reach for their devices.
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p In the 100 days since President Trump took office, concerned Americans have downloaded over 2 million government datasets.To back up information they believe is in danger of going dark: climate science research, discriminatory housing reports, gun violence statistics.But public data preservation isn’t just a job for citizens working in university libraries and on digital archiving Githubs.On Thursday, Senators Gary Peters and Cory Gardner introduced a bipartisan bill that would make it much, much harder for any administration to disappear public data.If passed, the Preserving Government Data Act of 2017 would affect the availability of everything from census numbers to sea level rise.Earlier this month Trump announced that he wouldn’t be voluntarily providing White House visitor logs, invoking the Presidential Records Act to conceal the comings and goings at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for five years after his last term ends.
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Domino’s has announced a new tie-up with IFTTT that will allow customers to automate their smart home devices according to the status of their pizza delivery.IFTTT, an acronym for “If this, then that,” is a platform that allows users to create customized, conditional interactions between apps, online services, digital assistants, wearables, and other connected devices.The company recently scrapped its former recipe-based system and replaced it with applets, and to highlight some of the potential use-cases for Domino’s on IFTTT, the pizza giant has already created a bunch of applets here.Domino’s has integrated its existing online tracker with the IFTTT platform — some examples of these conditional actions include automatically turning your porch lights on ahead of your pizza being delivered or deactivating the connected sprinkler in your front yard to avoid soaking the delivery driver as they walk up your path.Alternatively, you could create your own applet that sets your sprinkler system to turn ON just in time for the delivery driver’s arrival, depending on how cruel you’re feeling.The IFTTT partnership is the latest in a long line of initiatives from Domino’s, which is seeking to position itself as a technology company within the food industry.Back in March, Domino’s announced a partnership with Starship Technologies to test pizza deliveries using autonomous ground drones, and it also offers a bot that automates pizza orders through Facebook Messenger.Now Domino’s customers can connect their pizza deliveries into the fabric of their connected homes.“We understand how much people love using Domino’s Tracker, not only to know where their order is in the preparation and delivery process, but also to plan around that much-anticipated pizza arrival,” said Dennis Maloney, Domino’s senior vice president / chief digital officer.“And now we’re empowering customers to unleash their imagination as they create new ways to integrate some of our favorite innovations, like Domino’s Tracker, into their everyday lives.”
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Yksittäinen hakkeri tai hakkeriryhmittymä on onnistunut saamaan käsiinsä tilausvideopalvelu Netflixin Orange is the New Black -tv-sarjan tuoreimman tuotantokauden.Tuotantokauden ensimmäinen jakso on tarkoitus esittää vasta kesäkuussa, mutta rikolliset ovat uhanneet julkaista varastamansa sisällön ennen aikojaan.Uhkaus ei ole jäänyt vain sanan tasolle, vaan jaksot 2–10 on jo ehditty julkaista torrent-tiedostona.Orange is the New Blackin uusin tuotantokausi sisältää kaikkiaan 13 jaksoa, joten suurin osa on jo piraattien nähtävillä.Netflixin mukaan se on perillä tilanteesta ja työskentelee yhteistyössä viranomaisten kanssa rikoksen selvittämiseksi.Sarjan tuoreimman tuotantokauden vuoto lienee peräisin Larson Studios -tuotantoyhtiöltä.
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the Price is around 100-150 sek for a package of three.When the digital nomaden travels a lot around the world, it is an advantage if things take as little space as possible.Other parts of the computer that is good that the block is the usb port.the Plug mounted with the help of a special key and requiring a right hearty effort to become detached without the same key.But, as the proverb says: moment makes the thief.And that is precisely the type of klåfingrade criminals can be kept away from to fill your computer with viruses and other pests.
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The partnership that kicked off the Nexus series has reformed to launch the Nexus 9 tablet, and as you’d expect, it’s a powerful and highly desirable gadget.We’ve been listening to owners, and scanning the Internet to find out what the most common Nexus 9 problems are and how you might go about fixing them, or at least work around them.The lock screen keeps refreshing, like it’s stuck in a loop, and the tablet becomes unresponsive.This may be followed by a message about the UI crashing.A few people found that changing from French Canadian to any other language resolved both issues.Google is sure to patch this one in the first update so keep an eye on Settings About tablet Software update.
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Men mashup books are almost too cute for words.But it turns out, you can make them even cuter—by having Missy herself, Michelle Gomez, narrate an adorable caper involving Mr. Men and Little Miss versions of the Twelfth Doctor and Missy.To celebrate the new line of books—penned and illustrated by Mr. Men creator Roger Hargreaves’s son, Adam—the BBC have released an animated version of the Twelfth Doctor’s story in the series, Dr. Twelfth, narrated by Gomez.It’s a tale of time travel, jewel thievery, and the perils of missing lunch.
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Twitter had after lunch on Wednesday, has risen 11 percent in the u.s. förhandeln on Wednesday after the company reported an adjusted earnings per share is at 0:11 dollars for the first quarter of 2017.Sales fell 8 percent to 548 million u.s. dollars.It was clearly above the expected 517 million dollars, according to Thomson Reuters.Earnings per share non-gaap -0,11 dollars.Waiting was a gain of 0.01 dollars.president and Ceo, Jack Dorsey sees ”continued headwinds” when it comes to sales, but they point in the report on the figures around how Twitter was used during the first quarter.
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You already trust your Echo to organize your calendar and select music for you, but now Amazon wants Alexa to help pick your outfit, too.Echo Look is the latest device in Amazon’s ever-expanding line of AI-powered product line, and it’s designed to give you an eye for fashion.The new Echo is more chic and stylish than its cylindrical predecessor, but it contains all of the listening and audio capabilities of the original Echo with one big addition: It now has a camera.That’s right, Alexa will now take pictures of you on command, using a “hands-free camera that includes built-in LED lighting, depth-sensing camera, and computer vision-based background blur.” But the pics you snap aren’t for Instagram, they’re so you can see how you look before you step out.As Amazon explains, Echo Look lets you snap full-length photos using just your voice.You can get an instant view of yourself in the companion app or take a 360-degree video of your outfit, while also receiving recommendations on other articles of clothing you might like.
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The Pluto-shaped void in our hearts has yet to be filled by Planet 9, copious amounts of Ben & Jerry’s, or anything.Ever since the summer of 2015, when NASA’s New Horizons performed a six-month-long reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons, fans of the dwarf planet have wondered if or when we’d ever go back.According to New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, he and some other planetary scientists are already drawing up the blueprint for a return trip—and this time, it’d be much more than just a flyby.“The news is not that we have a specific mission design,” Stern told Gizmodo.“The news is that the community is forming around the concept of going back to Pluto with an orbiter mission that would stay and study the planet for years, and do it in ways that we could not have in a simple flyby like New Horizons.It would have much more advanced instrumentation and the ability to map every square inch of the planet, and unravel all the complexity that we found.”
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Det är stiftelsen Åforsk och branschföreningen för inkubatorer, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, som återigen har utsett morgondagens samhällsbyggande entreprenörer.Totalt kommer 12 svenska entreprenörer, som med sina tjänster och produkter bedöms kunna bidra till utvecklingen av samhället, att prisas med 200.000 kronor var.“Det finns många drivna entreprenörer med goda affärsidéer och lösningar som har stor potential som utvecklas med inkubatorer och science parks över hela landet.Här har vår jury utsett några av dem, med stor ödmjukhet för den kreativitet och drivkraft som finns där ute”, säger Magnus Lundin, vd Swedish Incubators & Science Parks.Mimbly har utvecklat en produkt som återanvänder, och således sparar, vatten i tvättsystem.Buildsafe är en mobilapp som vill minska antalet arbetsrelaterade olyckor i byggbranschen.
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Waymo isn’t the only self-driving company with on-demand autonomous car service news today: Dutch startup Amber Mobility, which designed a new vehicle specifically for shared commuter use, is putting a firm timeline on its plans to add self-driving capabilities to its fleet.Amber will provide self-driving vehicles for user with its business-to-business car sharing platform in Eindhoven in the Netherlands by midyear 2018, the company says, with a goal of expanding deployment rapidly from that to its other Dutch markets, including Helmond, and then to the rest of Europe after that.Amber Mobility is a very young company, which revealed its Amber One car design last year and business model.The company is starting out with standard electric vehicles and testing among a small group of corporate clients, however, and the autonomous features will be rolled out first with that first beta pool.The young company has some big competition, as mentioned – Waymo is piloting its own self-driving service in Phoenix, with applications open to all resident to sign up to ride as of this morning.Amber has strong partners, however, including support from local government, TomTom for maps, Nvidia for image and sensor data processing, and Microsoft for use of Azure and AI software.
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Xiaomi Mi MIX was undoubtedly one of the most impressive smartphones of 2016 and probably a concept phone worth having available in mass production.It is obviously a mixture of innovative technology right from the display and the ceramic coating, to the earpiece and its impressive build quality.Join GizChina on TelegramOne of the most groundbreaking features of the MIX was the Cantilever piezoelectric ceramic technology used in order to convert digital input into mechanical energy so that we can hear what the other person in the line is saying to us.To do this, Xiaomi engineers used a procedure that basically converts electric signal from the digital to analog converter, sends it to the piezoelectric ceramic which turns the signal to mechanical energy and then vibrates the phone’s frame so that the vibration can reach the ear through the display.However this procedure didn’t offer the best user experience and now Xiaomi decided to use a different alternative with better results.According to analyst Sun Changxu, the Chinese company is said to cooperate with AAC technologies in order to develop a new tech called AAC actuator that could achieve better screen sound and improved compatibility with 3GPP standards.Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is expected to launch along with Mi Note 3 (just like last year) in the coming months.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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If there is something Microsoft is particularly fond of so it is to have fun around with the design of the start menu in Windows 10.Recently utrullade Creator's Update is no exception, and now we get, among other things, a feature that thin down the otherwise rather bulky start menu of the operating system.Read also: Not received the Creator's Update yet?how do you get it!If you, like us, think that the start menu takes a little bit to much space on the computer screen, it is now easy fixed.Take the road Settings Customization Start.
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When looking at landing pages for the B2C market this metric even goes up to about 91 percent, measured on 80 landing pages.The more qualified leads you generate, the faster you can acquire new customers.But what makes your landing page bad?Most businesses have certain thoughts that are stopping progress on these pages:“It works because we gather leads, so we are not going to change it”“We have no idea what to change”“We’re afraid we might lose more potential customers if we start changing the pages”
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For expat founders entering the China market, and for Chinese travelers visiting overseas countries, the language difference is the first and essential problem they run into.Aiming to help people have a conversation regardless of their language difference, Travis the Translator recognizes and translates speech in 80 of the most common languages within two seconds and is now launching in China.Google Translation can be of help, but it eats up your battery if you’re up for a longer period translation work.Targeting China market, Dutch startup is now selling Travis devices through their WeChat public account and will start receiving retail orders starting from the end of May.Their crowdfunding campaign just got funded 746% of their modest $80,000 goal on Indiegogo, summing up to US$ 596,848 with 1 days to go.The market is huge.There are 7.5 billion people in the world using 7,097 languages, and the 83% speaks only one language.Priced at US$ 139, the translator is a handheld, pocket-sized device and comes with a matching Android app.
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Deezer is a music streaming service with more than 43 million licensed tracks.Users can listen to or download music from most major record labels.It also has tens of thousands of radio channels and can present users with tailored recommendations.Deezer can be downloaded as a free app or subscribed to for a fee.The app is available on Web, Android, Kindle Fire HDX, OS X, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone and Symbian.It is a subscription service, with a premium option available that provides the ability to listen to the music at higher quality and download it to listen offline.
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Sverige är dock ett undantag, med musiktechbolag Spotify (NTL), Soundcloud (NTL) och Soundtrack Your Brand (NTL) samt en rad andra mer eller mindre lyckade startupbolag inom området.De kan bli fler, menar Grace McCallum och hennes medgrundare.Snart slår de upp dörrarna till Sthlm Music City, en sorts medlemsklubb där tanken är att musikskapare och entreprenörer ska kunna arbeta tillsammans.Hyresvärd för det hela är Pop House, bolaget som till exempel driver Abba-museet och har Björn Ulvaeus i styrelsen.”Tanken är att föra tech och musik närmre varandra”‚ säger Grace McCallum, en av fem grundare till Sthlm Music City.Läs mer: Så rika är grundarna av miljardbolaget Soundcloud
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