Dwayne Alcorn

Dwayne Alcorn

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With Massive Entertainment, Tarsier, Illusion Labs, and Mediocre in the lead are a plethora of successful spelstudior with roots in Malmö, sweden.Minc Game will help to develop the next big spelsuccé and to make Malmö one of the leading gambling city in Europe.”Until just a few years ago, there was a lot of game companies here, but there was no spelregion.With the help of the work we have done with the non-profit organization Game City and now with Minc Game, it feels like we can actually talk about a region,” says Peter Lübeck, programme director at Minc Game.Read more: minc's ceo goes in to zennström's small duschbolagthe Incubator kicks off at the end and five gaming companies have been selected in the first round, which runs over a year.
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A Japanese company has created a smartphone case to help parents prevent their children from becoming addicted to their mobile devices.The case, which can only be removed with a specific screwdriver, allows parents to set time restrictions on their child’s smartphone usage via an accompanying app.Motion detectors built into the case – called OTOMOS - also deactivate the phone automatically when the child is walking, to prevent them from checking the devices while on the move.The case, created by Momo Ltd, a Japanese venture firm based in Kobe city in west Japan, can also send automatic messages directly to parents’ phones if it senses a significant physical shock, such as an accident.Everyone puts their device in the middle of the table and the first to reach for theirs has to do a forfeit, such as to make tea for everyone, buy the next round or wash up.Keep tech out of the bedroom: light from screens stops production of the hormone melatonin, which is vital for getting to sleep, so leave them to charge in a different room when you go to bed.
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Oracle is hiring people for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality.The Solution Engineering organization the company is setting up will consist of Solution Engineering Centers in Reston, Virginia and Denver, Colorado.The database and enterprise software company has previously indicated its interest in investing in some of these technology areas like machine learning and analytics.It announced in September last year that it was investing in intelligent cloud applications, called Adaptive Intelligent Applications, “that automatically offer individualized recommended actions and streamline the tasks of business users such as human resource or finance professionals.”Oracle also announced at OpenWorld last year tools for creating intelligent chatbots that integrate with its software.Among the jobs listed for the new organization are the positions of director of the Denver and Reston units, who will each be responsible for managing an entire Solution Engineering Center, described as a "physical hub of solution engineers.” The company is also hiring solution engineers for the centers.
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Starting with the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung’s relationship with Google has seemingly become much cozier as the company has slowly pushed away from its own services and apps in favor of promoting Google.With the S7 series, this partnership developed even further with Google Play Music becoming the default Samsung music service out of the box.Now with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Google and Samsung are teaming up to offer Galaxy owners even more special benefits when they use Google Play Music.For starters, Samsung S8/Plus owners will be able to upload 100,000 tracks to the service’s cloud locker for free, while the normal limit for non-Samsung phones remains at 50k.In addition, Google is giving away 3 months of Google Play Music to new subscribers that buy Samsung’s latest flagships.If that’s not enough, Google also promises to fully support Samsung’s Bixby assistant and promises several other “special features in Google Play Music just for Samsung customers” in the future.
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Apple's annual developer conference WWDC will start on June 5 and then we get to see a preview of IOS 11, the next major upgrade for the Iphone, Ipad and Ipod Touch.Exactly what the news that there will be the speech about is still a secret, but there have been some rumors and speculation about what we'll see.the Next big thing is believed to be a bet on augmented reality (augmented reality) and we already know that Apple is interested in the area.For example, we would be able to get information about objects simply by using the built-in camera, something that currently require third-party software.We get to see the various changes of the interface, but we do not expect any major differences compared to IOS 10.Something that would be appreciated by many users is the ability to choose a dark theme, something that would be relatively easy to implement.
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Men alla kan inte använda händerna för att skriva.60 forskare, tekniker och andra experter har bakom de låsta dörrarna till Facebooks hemlighetsfulla laboratorium Building 8 filat på lösningar som de själva beskriver som tyst talkommunikation, skriver IDG News.Men enligt laboratoriets chef Regina Dugan är det långt ifrån spekulationer och orealistiska fantasier.– Inom de kommande två åren kommer vi bygga system som har möjlighet att skriva hundra ord per minut genom att läsa av neural aktivitet som är ägnad åt tal.Det låter som en omöjlighet, men vi är närmare än ni kanske anar, skriver forskningschefen som tidigare varit ansvarig för forskningsprojekt på Google och arbetat på amerikanska försvarsdepartementets forskningsavdelning Darpa.Facebook är inte ensamma om att utveckla teknik för att kommunicera direkt från hjärnan.
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Apple is not the only company whose fate depends on the iPhone.In this week’s episode of The iPhone Show, I talked about the recent shake-up caused by Apple’s efforts to own more of the iPhone’s supply chain.Watch the video above to learn more about what this could mean for other companies who depend on the iPhone to survive.Earlier this month, the market value of two iPhone suppliers, Imagination Technologies and Dialog Semiconductor, saw a drastic downturn after it was revealed that Apple was ending their production contract.In the case of graphics chip-maker Imagination Technologies, its stocks went down by a whopping 60 percent.It’s not only companies in the iPhone's supply chain that can be affected if Apple changes things up.
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Issues such as Brexit, economic uncertainty and the exchange value loom large in the responses.Arabella Lewis-Smith, founder and managing director, SaladIf the Conservative party win, they will have a mandate to take the country through Brexit which will mean they will be in a stronger position.On the flip side, we have a number of businesses who have pledged to leave and have already started leaving the UK.This could mean potentially less opportunities to see our marketing services used by prestigious British brands.However, as the past couple of years have shown us, change is the new norm.
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Den kinesiska internetjätten Tencent döper om sin digitala spelbutik till Wegame och från att tidigare i stort sett funnits i Kina ska tjänsten nu släppas globalt.Lanseringen innebär att Valves spelbutik Steam kan få konkurrens.Steam har länge dominerat inom spel till pc och har över 125 miljoner registrerade konton.Tencent har dock redan 200 miljoner användare i Kina och en global expansion kan nu utöka den siffran ytterligare.För spelutvecklarna innebär det också en valmöjlighet till och att de inte bara behöver förlita sig på Steam framöver.Tencent är stora inom spel och äger Riot Games som ligger bakom League of Legends och finska Supercell som ligger bakom mobilspel som Clash of Clans och Clash Royale.
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Nifty dashboard shows the bitcoin rolling inCybercrooks have begun retailing a new easy-to-use ransomware strain that promises profit with only one successful infection.Karmen is being sold on Dark Web forums from Russian-speaking cyber-criminal DevBitox for $175.The new ransomware-as-a-service variant offers a graphical dashboard, allowing purchasers to keep a running tally of the number of infections and their earnings in real time.The malware requires very little technical skill to deploy, according to threat intelligence company Recorded Future.The first cases of infections with Karmen were reported as early as December 2016 by victims in Germany and the United States.
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Applications for H-1B visas, the most common route for skilled technologists seeking lawful work in America, have decreased for the first time in years.The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is responsible for allocating the visas, announced yesterday that it only received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the application period; well below the 236,000 it received for FY 2016, and the 233,000 for FY 2015.The drop in application numbers comes amid much noise from President Trump against immigration and in favour of protectionist employment policies.He particularly criticised the H-1B visas for allowing those with a bachelor's or higher degree in a specialty field to work in the US for up to six years.This resulted in pushback from Silicon Valley, where the visas are widely used as a way of bringing in people from outside the US, notably Indian technology consultants.Politically, however, there is much criticism of the way in which H-1B visas function.
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If you’ve been waiting to get your hands (or wrists) on the new Huawei Watch 2, now’s your chance.Huawei has just announced that the Watch 2 is now available in the United States for $299.99 in Carbon Black and Concrete Grey color options.The watch is available at Amazon, BestBuy.com, Newegg, and B Photo Video, and will also come to more than 800 Best Buy retail locations, as well as Jet, Target, and Walmart.Huawei notes that availability dates may vary depending on the retailer.As an added bonus, Huawei is also throwing in 10 weeks of free access to Google Play Music for a limited time.The Huawei Watch 2 certainly sports a sportier design compared to its predecessor, but you’re not completely out of luck if you’re looking for something classier.
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Rysslands vice premiärminister Dmitry Rogozin har postat ett klipp på Twitter där bland annat roboten F.E.D.O.R (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) visas upp.I videon kan man se när den humanoida roboten skjuter prick med två stycken pistoler på ett antal måltavlor, något som lätt för tankarna till robotarna från filmen Terminator.I en efterföljande tweet skriver Rogozin att målet med F.E.D.O.R inte är att skapa terminator-robotar:"We are not creating a Terminator, but artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in a lot of spheres."Roboten visades upp för första gången under förra året och då sades den kunna fungera bra som assistent till astronauter i rymden.Ryssland planerar att skicka upp F.E.D.O.R till den internationella rymdstationen ISS 2021.
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News of the camera industry’s troubles is everywhere you look, and some companies have buckled under the weight.Mobile photography, on the other hand, is thriving as mobile cameras increase in quality and more consumers upgrade their handsets to better models.Chief among the best of the mobile camera offerings is the iPhone, and we’ve seen it put to the test more than a few times.Two Conde Nast magazines — Traveler and Bon Appetit — recently used photographs on their front covers that were snapped using the iPhone 7 Plus.Both were shot outdoors in bright sunlight, no doubt helping the sensor function at its best; still, the move is a big one, underscoring the shift taking place in both the publishing and the camera markets.Bon Appetit’s creative director Alex Grossman recently discussed the decision to use mobile photographs, saying:
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Facebook is launching new Messenger features today, to encourage users to make the most of bots built by third parties.One year on from the Messenger platform being released to developers, VP of Messenger David Marcus announced the features of version 2.0 at Facebook's annual developer conference F8, from public QR codes that link to bots, to group chats that can incorporate bots.Bots have been built to help Messenger users shop, order takeaways, and even send money across continents.But within this latest announcement from the social network, we see its real desire for the ‘app for everything’: to make its bot network go viral.Virality is the peak of content marketing, and Facebook wants the same success for the bots on its network.Talking about one of the new features, ‘chat extensions’, which allows group chats to have a bot added directly to the conversation, Marcus said: “We think that this will enable people to virally share bots.” The example he gave was of a person wanting to share a new song they love, and adding something like the Spotify bot to the group chat to enhance that conversation.
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The big Global Sources Mobile Electronics event in HongKong will open its doors already on April 18th and for the next few days it will be the center of the world for all the chinese manufacturers.All the important names will be there and some like Chuwi are already preparing to bring some very new products to showcase.The highlight of the Chuwi presentation will be surely the new Chuw Lapbook 12.3 with gorgeous 12.3-inch IPS screen, 3:2 aspect ratio and 2736 x 1824 pixel resolution.Also Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processor, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal eMMC storage, M.2 SSD slot, big 36.58 Wh battery, 1442g of weight and quite some more perks.Price is still unknown so maybe the event will be the perfect opportunity to unveil that too.Join GizChina on TelegramOf course there will be the full army of other Chuwi products including the latest tablet warrior Hi13 and tons of others.So if you would have a chance to swing by HongKong make sure you will visit Chuwi’s booth 9C40 at Hall9 & 11.
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Notch-hackan i The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBethesdas enorma Skyrim rymmer givetvis en hel del hemligheter.Fyndigast av alla är att det går att hitta en replika av Minecraft-hackan, passande nog döpt till Notched Pickaxe, längst upp i bergen.För kontexten bör det nämnas att Bethesda vid tidpunkten låg i en rättslig tvist med Mojang och menade att den svenska spelstudions kommande Scrolls kunde förväxlas med just Elder Scrolls.Assassin’s Creed-döden i The Witcher 2Det mest kända inslaget i Ubisofts Assassin’s Creed-serie låter dig klättra upp för skyhöga byggnader för att sedan dyka ner från dem och landa oskadd i en vagn fylld med hö.
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Today's infants are among the first to grow up surrounded by touchscreen devices from birth.And if you're wondering what the long-term effect of that exposure might be, especially on sleep (a sensitive subject for any new parent), the answer is: not good.According to a new study published on April 13 by the journal Nature:TV and videogaming) has been linked to sleep problems and poorer developmental outcomes in children.With the advent of portable touchscreen devices, this association may be extending down in age to disrupt the sleep of infants and toddlers, an age when sleep is essential for cognitive development."The study, conducted by researchers at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at the University of London, surveyed children between 6-36 months old, and came to a not-unexpected conclusion:
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In december 2015, began Youtubaren Alex Westerlund build a Minecraft version of Apple Park, or Campus 2 as it was known until the official name has recently been presented.the Project was first just for fun, but gradually became Westerlund increasingly obsessed with getting to it just according to the floor plans.in The last month he has not done anything other than to build, but now the project is completed.in Total, he says that it took over 400 hours to build.Westerlunds Minecraftversion is in the scale of 1:1, and he has meticulously gone through the drawings and also topographical maps of Cupertino to get replikan as close to reality as possible.He has endeavoured to place all the trees exactly as they are on the drawings.
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If a low-cost Microsoft Surface with a cloud-based Windows operating system sounds a lot like a Chromebook, that’s probably no coincidence.As Microsoft sends out invitations for a May 5 event in New York, rumors suggest the company will announce a Surface for schools—among other things.Microsoft’s invitation to the event included the hashtag “ MicrosoftEDU,” framing the announcement within the context of the classroom.Microsoft is expected to weave together several announcements: a new Surface device, a new, managed Windows Cloud operating system, and probably a look ahead to the next major Windows update, dubbed Redstone 3.“First, a great deal of educational software is now delivered over the web, which satisfies the precondition for using a web-based OS.Third (and related), they are secure and manageable: As nearly zero-state devices, it’s easy to pass a Chromebook from student to student without security issues.
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