David Gilmore

David Gilmore

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Nokia presenterar idag ett nytt strategiskt samarbete med Amazon Web Services, AWS, där man tillsammans ska underlätta övergången till molntjänster.Satsningen presenteras utifrån fyra övergripande samarbetsområden.Det första handlar om att hjälpa operatörer att ta klivet över till AWS-världen, och för detta har man en gemensam uppsättning av tjänster inom design, integration och migration för såväl infrastruktur som applikationer.Område nummer två kretsar kring 5g och strategier för det som kallas edge cloud och den tredje punkten i programmet handlar om nätverk där de båda bolagen tillsammans ska hjälpa Nuage Networks sd-wan-kunder att använda AWS på ett bättre sätt.Och det fjärde och sista samarbetsområdet är IoT, och där hoppas AWS och Nokia att AWS Greengrass, Amazon Machine Learning, Nokia Multi-access Edge Computing och Nokia Impact Platform ska under lätta användandet.– Den fjärde industriella revolutionen kräver tajtare integration mellan it- och nätverksinfrastrukturvärlden.
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Pinterest announced today that its Search Ads are now available to advertisers of all sizes via its Ads Manager.The social network introduced search targeting via keyword campaigns and shopping campaigns for select brands in January.Umesh Unnikrishnan, head of product, search ads at Pinterest, said in a blog post that more than 2 billion searches occur on its network monthly, and 97 percent of those are unbranded, adding that with today’s update, “businesses of all sizes can reach audiences with more precision and control using our enhanced keyword features.”The recently introduced Taste Graph targeting functionality is the engine behind the Search Ads that are now available to all brands, with Pinterest saying that advertisers can now:Search keywords by broad matches, phrases and exact matches, giving brands control over which searches their ads will appear in.Exclude terms by negative keywords, with Pinterest citing as an example, “a marketer’s ad for ‘coffee tables’ won’t show up when someone’s really searching for a new coffee brew.”
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Legendary lake lark comes true, sort ofThe legendary sword has been pulled from the stone – but the owner wants it back and a crowdfunding campaign has been set up to replace the blade.The iron sword in question was sunk into a rock beside Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, by local campsite owner Garnet Davies."The whole purpose is for kids to have a go at it," Davies told the Brecon and Radnor Express, "and every now and again I have had to bend it straight but perhaps over time it has fractured."It is thought that the sword disappeared last weekend, but nobody's sure whether it vanished because of a thief or someone actually succeeded at recreating the legend of King Arthur.According to the legend, the wizard Merlin embedded a sword into a stone, swearing that whoever pulled it out again would become king of all England.
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Back in 2013, Microsoft suffered a rather critical security breach.That’s worrying enough on its own, but then comes the realization that Microsoft actually kept details of the breach from the public.So reports Reuters, which spoke to five former Microsoft employees who had knowledge of the breach.Obviously, the fact that those hackers gained access to that bug database turns this into a critical event, as they then know what kind of vulnerabilities exist in the Windows ecosystem.With that information, a skilled group of hackers could potentially do a lot of damage.When asked by Reuters, Microsoft didn’t confirm that such a breach ever happened.
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Star Trek: Discovery is in a hot spot.The latest episode, “Choose Your Pain,” was indeed painful, but mainly because of the choices it made — especially regarding Captain Lorca’s actions.This video from Gizmodo US, with Beth Elderkin and Katharine Trendacosta, takes a look at why Lorca chose to leave a man behind for spite, as well as expose Ash Tyler’s secret motives and discuss how the relatively obscure Eugenics Wars factor in this season.You can watch the video below.
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The police officers in Dubai have some of the coolest patrol cars in the entire world.Among the fleet of patrol cars is a Lamborghini Aventador and a Nissan GT-R. Those cars will make it hard for speeders in the country to get away from a ticket when speeding.Dubai is now taking delivery of a patrol vehicle that flies.The vehicle is the Hoversurf hoverbike and it is capable of carrying a single rider and flying at up to 16-feet off the ground.The bike can reach 43 miles per hour.It has quadrotors to allow it to fly through the air and the video at the bottom of the story shows an officer testing the bike.
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When Disney wiped the Star Wars canon clean, they meant it, and since then old characters, ideas, and settings have been introduced only slowly.But a couple of tweets from yesterday suggest that the newest addition is, well, not one anybody suspected.Yesterday on Twitter, Ron Howard tweeted a picture of two men in Imperial dress, with a caption that gestured toward a very, very deep cut in the old Expanded Universe.For those of us who weren’t reading the Star Wars Tales comics in the early 2000s, Tag and Bink are comedic characters created by writer Kevin Rubio.The two bumbling protagonists are rebels whose stories slide in and out of the major events of the universe in unlikely, silly ways.Think Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, but for Star Wars.
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In a recent essay published on the Hollywood Reporter, Martin Scorsese inveighs against two conjoined trends -- the widespread reporting of box-office results and the grading of movies by consumers on CinemaScore and by critics on Rotten Tomatoes -- and blames it for "a tone that is hostile to serious filmmakers."In particular, he contends that this hostile environment is worsening "as film criticism written by passionately engaged people with actual knowledge of film history has gradually faded from the scene."Richard Brody, a movie critic at the New Yorker, thinks Scorsese is missing the mark.He writes: I think that film criticism is, over all, better than ever, because, with its new Internet-centrism, it's more democratic than ever and many of the critics who write largely online are more film-curious than ever.Anyone who is active on so-called Film Twitter -- who sees links by critics, mainly younger critics, to his or her work -- can't help but be impressed by the knowledge, the curiosity, and the sensibility of many of them.Their tastes tend to be broader and more daring than those of many senior critics on more established publications.
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SVT rapporterar idag att Google köpt 109 hektar skogsmark av Avesta kommun, efter år av förhandlingar.Området ligger intill den lilla tätorten Horndal, cirka 2,5 mil från Avesta i Dalarna.Enligt näringsminister Mikael Damberg har Google valt Sverige för sin stora investering tack vare att skatten på el till serverhallar har sänkts från 29 öre till 0,5 öre per kilowatt-timme.Eftersom vi nu har samma skatt på datacenter som vi har på övrig basindustri så är den direkta skatten på el inte så hög.Däremot så är det ju stora investeringar som görs i Sverige.Det är jobb som skapas, men det är ju också en del av en digital infrastruktur som är viktig.
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The software giant’s investment arm and other participating venture capitalists will pour a total of $3.5 million into the winning artificial intelligence startupsMicrosoft Ventures, the software giant’s venture fund for early-stage startups, is looking for four artificial intelligence (AI) startups across North America, Europe and Israel to share a total of $3.5 million in funding.To find them, the company is running a competition called Innovate.AI.“Through this global competition, we are asking startups creating or leveraging transformative AI technologies to apply for a chance to win $1 million from Microsoft Ventures and participating venture capital partners and $500,000 in Azure credits,” wrote Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of Business Development at Microsoft, in a blog.One finalist will be awarded a $500,000 dollars in VC funding and another $1 million worth of Azure cloud computing credits.Other participating VCs include the Madrona Venture Group; Notion Capital and Vertex Ventures Israel.
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The closer you get to an active volcano, the better your odds of dying if it erupts.This is the far-from-surprising conclusion of five scientists who have studied every death from every volcano on earth in the last 617 years.Their report, Volcanic fatalities database: analysis of volcanic threat with distance and victim classification, was published recently in the Journal of Applied Volcanology.The authors, from the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, compiled a database of all volcano deaths since 1500 AD that “contains 635 records of 278,368 fatalities.Each record contains information on the number of fatalities, fatal cause, incident date and the fatality location in terms of distance from the volcano.”• “Local residents are the most frequently killed, but tourists, volcanologists and members of the media are also identified as common victims.”
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The unveiling of Honor 7X was obviously at the center of today’s Honor event held in China, but not many know the Huawei sub honor brand did seize the opportunity to showcase its latest water-resistant tablet to the World.Dubbed the Honor waterplay tab, the device’s main selling points include its waterproof with IP67 rating as well as its four stereo speaker which gives 3D surround sound for an immersive experience.The device is built entirely on metal frame measuring 248 × 173 × 7.8mm; Weight: 465g and comes fitted with a monstrous 6600mAh battery with support for fast charge which Honor claims can fully jack up the device in 2.5 hours and can churn out up to 12.8 hours of video viewing or 9.3 hours of browsing.The device has a physical home button embedded with a fingerprint sensor.In terms of specifications, the Honor waterplay tab flaunts a 10.1-inch QXGA display and runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.1. out of the box.Under the hood, the device uses Huawei’s own Kirin 659 octa-core processor paired with either 3GB+64GB storage option or 4GB RAM+64GB storage option.
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the Trend is pointing down for the entire personal computer industry, and it seems to also apply to Macs.According to research firm Gartner, reported via Appleinsider, sales of new Macs to decrease by 5.6 per cent during the third quarter of the year.the Numbers are an estimate ahead of Apple's upcoming quarterly report.Mac OS High Sierra: A big, small update that provides more with timeAccording to Gartner, Apple's managed to sell 4.6 million Macs in the third quarter, and after that the new models presented at WWDC 2017.It would give a market share of 6.9 per cent, and Mac slips down on the fifth place of the list on the number of sold personal computers, after HP, Lenovo, Dell and Asus.
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So when we finally got together and decided we were officially going to make the Necromancer for Diablo III, I was like: “Hell yeah, let’s do it!” It was a big honor.Any character that relies on summons is going to exist in the same gameplay space, so it was very easy to think that the only thing different about the Necromancer and the Witch Doctor was the packaging: the latter being a voodoo jungle doctor guy instead of a commander of the dead, summoning hyperactive little fetishes instead of skeletons and a gargantuan zombie instead of the Necromancer’s trademark golems.But clearly they’re different, so we had to ask ourselves: “How do we make them feel different?”Looking at the Witch Doctor, we saw that the hero’s entire kit is wrapped up in undirected damage.Your pets are undirected, your spells spread and bounce around dealing ambient damage, you kind of just do things and then watch everything die.We decided to really hone in on the commander aspect of the character.
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A cartoon version of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico on Monday, in a tone-deaf livestream that was part disaster tourism, part product promotion.Zuckerberg, along with Facebook’s head of social virtual reality Rachel Franklin, appeared as avatars within the broadcast from his profile as they “teleported” to different locations using Facebook’s “social VR” tool Spaces.In reality, the two were speaking from the comfort of their offices in the company’s campus in Menlo Park, California, wearing virtual reality headsets.“One of the things that’s really magical about VR is you can get the feeling you’re really in a place,” said Zuckerberg’s as his grinning avatar floated over scenes of flooding and destruction.“Rachel and I aren’t even in the same building in the physical world, but it feels like we’re in the same place and can make eye contact,” he added before he and Rachel high-fived within the virtual space with the sombre scenes of Puerto Rican devastation around them.Zuckerberg took the opportunity to talk about some of the ways Facebook was helping the disaster relief including donating $1.5m and working with the Red Cross to build “population maps” so that relief organizations know where the most help is needed.
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The charging case has four LEDs on its front lip to indicate the relative charge status of the case itself, plus two more LEDs inside that indicate whether the earbuds’ batteries are charging or full.Accessories include four sizes of earbuds (S, M, L, XL) in both round and oval shapes, written instructions, and even a thank you card with a $20 discount code from Nuheara to share or use yourself — a nice touch.Like virtually all true wireless earbuds, the first step is to charge the earbuds fully in their case.A long tap switches location profiles, and double-tapping either bud activates Siri or Google Now.Nuheara added the Custom Tap Touch feature to the IQbuds with firmware release 1.2.0 on October 3, 2017.In the Personal Profile app setting page, you can set overall amplification, relative volume for each ear, and frequency boost settings.
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If you heard anything about the Justice League last weekend, it was probably regarding the new trailer that dropped on Sunday for the upcoming movie.But what you might not have heard is that the Justice League—Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Cyborg, Superman, even Aquaman—was out in full force at New York Comic Con."DC" clearly stood for "dozens of coplayers," judging from how many ersatz Leaguers descended on the Javits Center over the con's four days, rocking their best superhero looks.Wonder Woman owned this year’s installment by a wide margin (we’re really starting to think that movie had an impact!), but her fellow superdudes weren’t far behind—Batman and Superman costumes were just as popular as ever.(And can we just say the prevalence of little kids in Flash costumes is really encouraging?)
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Pulling them from their cardboard sarcophagi reveals sleek, curvy frames atop stout aluminum feet, cloaked in a walnut vinyl veneer.While we’d obviously prefer a real wood veneer, the speakers look hearty from a short distance, and removing the magnetic screens reveals a splash of golden-pearl finish along the triplet of woofers for style points.Only slightly less striking is the slim center speaker, which almost resembles a soundbar thanks to its cut-down height of just four inches.Under its own magnetic grill, the S35 harbors a total of six drivers flanking a single tweeter at the center, while plastic molds along the backside dive into the bass ports like tornadoes to create Polk’s “Power Port Bass Enhancing technology.”It’s the plastic covering that same Power Port bass tech at the backside of the S20 bookshelves that make the speakers look a bit, well, cheap upon first glance.Removing the magnetic screens reveals a splash of golden-pearl finish along the woofers for style points.
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Nasa will demonstrate technology that will allow drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to fly side by side with other commercial aircraft and share airspace in 2020.As of now, there are strict restrictions for drones and other UAVs to fly in certain areas, especially around airports, military installations and even over large crowds.The report, published by military aerospace (MA) points out that Nasa wants to integrate the unmanned aerial system (UAS) with the national airspace (NAS) system and an industry workshop for this has been planned on 30 November.Nasa has issued a "sources sought notice" – a synopsis posted by a government agency that states they are seeking possible sources for a project– for this integration project.The report points out that without adequate safeguards, government officials fear that drones pose an "unacceptable risk of collision" with commercial aircraft, especially around busy airports.There have been numerous incidents of drones flying dangerously close to aircrafts near airports before, but it has been found that there is no real risk of head injuries by small drones.
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Näthandelsjätten Amazon will make a decision on whether the company should start selling a prescription drug, sometime before the feast of Thanksgiving in november.It is reported by CNBC, which has taken the part of an e-mail.Amazon did not comment on the data.According to Bloomberg News, wrote analysts at Leerink Partners, in an analysis that Amazon is highly likely to venture into the sector."It's a question of when, not if... we expect a statement within 1-2 years," wrote analyst David Larsen on Thursday, according to Bloomberg News.Shares of the pharmacy chains like Walgreens, CVS Health and Rite Aid fell sharply following the announcement.
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