David Sandoval

David Sandoval

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Whether you’re beaming up to the Enterprise or crashing your friend’s destination wedding from your sofa, these headsets take you there.HTC’s first Vive headset was the pinnacle of home VR; the new Vive Pro improves on every feature.Paired with a powerful PC, the Pro transforms your room into a near-limitless virtual gamescape.Cyberspace gets more immersive thanks to a higher-res display for each eye and integrated headphones with 3-D audio.The optional wireless adapter frees you from pesky cords.The VR ideal is a stand-alone headset, with no phone or PC required.
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There are any number of reasons as to why fans of the original ThunderCats series from the ‘80s are up in arms over the style of ThunderCats Roar, Cartoon Network’s upcoming reboot of the franchise that’s decidedly more whimsical and aimed at a younger audience.That being said, ThunderCats Roar isn’t the first time Lion-O and his friends have been rebooted.In 2011, Cartoon Network brought the ThunderCats back with a new series developed by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic that was deeply influenced by Japanese animation.Sadly, the new ThunderCats was cancelled after a single season, but with ThunderCats Roar getting everyone interested in the anthropomorphic cat people again, concept art from the 2011 show has come back into the spotlight in a big way.As part of ThunderCats’ preproduction in 2009, The Legend of Korra’s supervising producer Ryu Kihyun submitted a number of concept designs for the show’s core cast and they’re all downright gorgeous.There’s an argument to be made that some fans’ frustration with the upcoming series comes from the fact that Voltron, another ‘80s mainstay, was recently rebooted with an updated story that, while different than the original, is still very much a show that looks and feels like the thing they loved.
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Flera användare som inte tidigare har betalat för iCloud-lagring har nu fått en popup på sin mobil där det står att man kan få testa tjänsten kostnadsfritt en månad.Erbjudandet dyker upp på telefonen om man försöker göra en säkerhetskopiering av telefonen via iCloud – men inte har tillräckligt med utrymme kvar av.När man köper en telefon av Apple så ingår 5GB lagring i molnet och är dessa slut så kan man nu välja att prova 50GB, 200GB eller 2TB lagring helt kostnadsfritt.När månaden har löpt ut så fortlöper det hela om det är så att man inte säger upp tjänsten.Tvåbarnspappa bosatt i Stockholm med en förkärlek till all teknik.Just nu väldigt insnöad på hemautomatisering.
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It’s open ecosystem means it gathers thousands if not millions of apps, a staggering number that no human team can sufficiently monitor and curate.That is why Google has always advocated the use of AI and machine learning in screening apps, which it has formally branded as Google Play Protect.But while it has some good news to share about the efficacy of the system, those same numbers show that Google’s AI needs to go to cram school ASAP.This is going to be yet another Apple versus Google and iOS versus Android thing.Long story short, Apple manually screens every app submitted to its App Store and, as Valve just learned, not everyone makes the cut.It’s a painstaking process that results in a comparatively smaller number of apps (compared to Android) but has the explicitly assurance of safety, if not quality.
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High activity in a relatively poorly studied group of brain cells can be linked to aggressive behaviour in mice, a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows.Using optogenetic techniques, the researchers were able to control aggression in mice by stimulating or inhibiting these cells.The results, which are published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience, contribute to a new understanding of the biological mechanisms behind aggressive behaviour.Aggression is a behaviour found throughout the animal kingdom and that shapes human lives from early schoolyard encounters to - in its most extreme expression - armed, global conflict.Like all behaviour, aggression originates in the brain.However, the identity of the neurons that are involved, and how their properties contribute to the stereotyped expression that interpersonal conflicts often manifest, remains largely a mystery.
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Almost two-thirds of the Facebook adverts around the Irish abortion referendum are so-called “dark ads” from unregistered campaigns, new data reveals.The data, which was analysed by Killian McLoughlin at the computational social sciences laboratory at University College Dublin, reveals that of the 1,281 partisan adverts the initiative has collected through the campaign:• 749 (58%) were in favour of repealing the abortion ban• 532 (43%) were in favour of keeping itEarlier this month Facebook and Google announced they would no longer accept adverts on the referendum from overseas advertisers, such as US church groups – despite such ads being allowed under Irish election law.McLoughlin said though it was impossible to separate out the impact on volume that the ban has had, “what we have seen is an end to identifiable overseas ads in our database since Facebook’s May 8th decision.
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Tyler Crowley is the Executive Producer of the Launch Conference, the Founder & CEO of Skweal, and a frequent Founder Institute Mentor.Below, a portion of 17 Storytelling Tips for Startups from Founder Institute Mentor Tyler Crowley has been republished.Similarly, people discussing pitches at an event will say, “I liked the wine app,” or, “I liked the one about the guitars.” They hardly ever say, “I liked John Doe’s app, Guitareo.” People simply don’t remember names and data very easily, especially not when they’ve just been presented with a lot of it.The audience does remember storyTyler asked how many people in the room remembered how Tom Cruise got around town in the 1986 movie Top Gun.It speaks to the visual and emotional part of our brain, and it stays with us differently.
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A half decade into Corporate America’s love affair with innovation, it’s time to admit it’s not working.Dubbed “hipster money pits,” labs can torpedo morale (only the cool kids get to take part) and sap resources.No wonder Nordstrom downsized its innovation lab two years ago.Ad agency Ogilvy closed Ogilvy Labs last summer.Many others have abandoned theirs, too: Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Research Lab (shut down in 2014), Disney’s research lab (shut down in 2016), Turner’s Media Camp (shut down in 2014), Coca-Cola’s Founders Initiative (shut down in 2016), The New York Times’ R Ventures (shut down in 2013), and Adecco’s Ignite Lab (shut down in 2016).A lab is a place where you invent things within your four walls.
Sweden
Apple har börjat meddela IOS-utvecklare med appar som använder Callkit – ett programmeringsramverk som gör att appar kan interagera med Iphones Telefon-app – att de antingen måste ta bort apparna från App Store i Kina eller sluta använda Callkit, rapporterar 9 to 5 Mac.Callkit var en nyhet i IOS 10 och gör att appar som Skype, Viber och Whatsapp fungerar mycket smidigare på Iphone.Inkommande samtal fungerar mer som vanliga mobilsamtal, och du kan ringa via apparna direkt i Telefon-appen.Enligt Apple är det kinesiska industri- och informationsteknikministeriet som har begärt att appar med Callkit tas bort från App Store i landet.Ministeriet har tidigare även satt stopp för de flesta vpn-appar och appar av andra slag som bryter mot olika kinesiska regler.
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Under våren har president Donald Trump flera gånger gått till angrepp mot Amazon som han anser betalar den amerikanska Posten för lite för sina leveranser – det är en ”bad deal”.Den amerikanska Posten har upprepade gånger svarat att det tvärtom är en god affär.Nu visar det sig att presidenten också personligen legat på för att dubblera det porto som Amazon och de andra e-handelsbolagen betalar för sina leveranser.Redan 2017 ska chefen för den amerikanska Posten, Megan Brennan, ha fått propåer i privata samtal med presidenten om att höja fraktavgifterna för Amazon.Kraven har återkommit i år men Megan Brennan ska ha påpekat att man är bunden av kontrakt när det gäller priserna och att man också samarbetar med andra på liknande sätt.Hon ska också ha förklarat att den ekonomiskt pressade Posten vinner på upplägget.
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At first glance, the scrawny quadruped looks pathetic, as it struggles to walk without collapsing.Dyret the robot is teaching itself to walk.Machines like Cassie the biped or SpotMini the robot dog are quickly mastering locomotion, thanks to line after line of meticulous code.But Dyret is different—it learns to walk on a certain surface, say carpet or ice, through trial and error.It adapts to its environment, not with lots of explicitly coded instructions like in traditional robots, but with special algorithms and limbs that automatically shorten and lengthen to adjust the robot’s center of gravity.This helps the individual survive to sire more offspring, thus propagating the genes that code for fitness.
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Google is breaking up its premium YouTube Red service into two new offerings: a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per month.YouTube Music is Google’s most direct competitor to Spotify yet, coming with “a reimagined mobile app” and a new desktop player, both of them designed specifically for music.The YouTube advantage, argues Google, is that it will combine all the official versions of songs with access to “thousands” of related playlists, remixes, covers, live versions, and of course, music videos.Google’s AI mastery is also being integrated into YouTube Music, with the promise that the app will discover songs either by lyrics or just a general description like “that hipster song with the whistling.”Music discovery is literally front and center in the new YouTube Music, with the app’s home screen dynamically recommending new listening based on your history, location, and activity.Air travellers might get Brian Eno’s Music for Airports, for example, while gym rats would get something a little more dynamic to keep their pump going.
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nbn , the company building and operating Australia’s national broadband network (NBN), has revealed a little more about what it's doing to the hybrid fibre-coax networks it uses for some retail customers.The company spent billions to acquire HFC networks from Australian telcos Optus and Telstra.Optus’ network has been abandoned and Telstra’s proved so problematic that in November 2017 nbn paused sale of new services on the network.At the time nbn CEO said the network needed “incremental field work … to raise the quality of service for end users.”Yesterday that language changed a bit: nbn now says it’s conducting “two new streams of work to optimise HFC connections”.One stream is called “tap up” and “includes everything on NBN Co’s side of the network, from the pit in the street right through to the exchanges that connect to the wider internet.”
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There probably isn’t a restaurant in your neighborhood that sells golden milk, yuenyeung, and kombucha, but soon you could have one machine to brew them all on your countertop.The list of beverages it pumps out is impressive: single-cup pour-over coffee, lattes, dry soda, chai, horchata, and, of course, beer.Every iteration of PicoBrew’s machines have gotten smaller and simpler to use, but the U’s small size is what stands out.They compare the new machine to a stand mixer: You’ll leave the base out but store most of the accessories.The U still looks like its big siblings from PicoBrew, though it’s more rectangular than boxy.“Because we have better temperature control than most coffee makers, the extractions he was getting were much better,” his brother, Bill Mitchell, told Digital Trends.
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Some months back we reported that Chinese smartphone manufacturer – Elephone – was going to have a brand new factory.Well, that plan seems to have become reality, or at least it will very soon, according to the latest batch of photos coming from the company.As you can see in the image above, the lobby / office areas are almost ready to accomodate Elephone’s employees, which are the ones hopefully bringing great smartphones in the future.According to their PR department, the factory will be operative in no time with the opening ceremony being around the corner.Here are some more photos:In other news, Elephone recently launched their latest Band 5.
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Digital media company Innity has become the first firm in Asia to join both the Coalition for Better Ads as an associate member granted certification by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) for Certified Inventory Quality Guidelines (IQG) Seal.The Coalition for Better Ads is made up of the world’s leading international trade associations, publishers and agency groups aimed at rolling out standards to improve users’ experiences with online advertising.In addition to joining the coalition, Innity is currently ensuring all ad formats are compliant with the Better Ads Standards, meaning that they are well-targeted, secure and fraud-free for users.The accreditation was achieved after completion of a review process via an audit by BPA Worldwide, a TAG-approved independent third party.In addition, Innity has also become compliant with the Media Rating Council’s Invalid Traffic (IVT) Detection and Filtration Guidelines.“When it comes to high impact ads, it is not only about creativity anymore.
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The West Coast is home to an 800-mile chain of 13 volcanoes, from Washington state's Mount Baker to California's Lassen Peak.They include Mount St. Helens, whose spectacular 1980 eruption in the Pacific Northwest killed dozens of people and sent volcanic ash across the country, and massive Mount Rainier, which towers above the Seattle metro area.Experts fear the volcano could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air.It's known for frequent volcanic and seismic activity caused by the colliding of crustal plates.The Cascades Volcano Observatory monitors volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest and posts weekly status reports."All our mountains are considered active and, geologically speaking, things seem to happen in the Northwest about every 100 years," said John Ufford, preparedness manager for the Washington Emergency Management Division.
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Vi har tidigare skrivit om det av Apple uppköpta programmet Carpool Karaoke, där kändisar sjunger karaoke i bilar, skulle locka kunder till företagets musiktjänst Apple Music.Programmet har sedan dess fått blandade reaktioner.Nu har dock programmet flyttats, från Apple Music till TV-appen som finns både till IOS och till Apple TV.Programmet blir därmed gratis att se, mest troligt för att nå en bredare publik.Uppgifterna presenterades under fredagen av Billboard, och under lördagen har programmet mycket riktigt flyttats.En andra säsong av programmet är i görningen, men om också dessa blir gratis i TV-appen återstår att se.
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It has always been important to get it to hang together with a company's core business.And it is not only more important than ever, it is also more complicated than ever.This tip CIO.com three things that are important to consider in order to call it and the business.According to a Gartnerundersökning from 2016 are seen only 23 per cent of the cio:erna colleagues regarding business operations.It is probably due to an average cio spends a lot of time on keeping the old it solutions, which means that they neither have the time or strength to think of future solutions.the Result of this is that it becomes a cost center instead of a business-development unit.
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