Ed Furnace

Ed Furnace

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The terrible events of Charlottesville, VA, last weekend caused several parties to reevaluate.The so-called alt-right attempted to disown the rally online despite promoting it heavily in advance.Tech companies finally used some of the tools at their disposal to tamp down white supremacy.Touch ID excels at keeping crooks out of your phone, but arguably lets cops in too easily.Getting a suspect's finger on a home button takes a lot less work than guessing a passcode, or getting them to volunteer one.It appears Apple has taken this sticky civil liberties situation into account in iOS 11, which features a new setting where tapping the power button five times brings up the option to make an emergency call, and disables Touch ID until the user enters their password.
Sweden
Rebtel grundades 2006 som ett webbaserat telefonkort som gick att använda via telefoner utan data.Men tillväxten mattades av och datan som behövdes för att ringa via Skype började ingå i genomsnittliga mobilabonnemang.Sedan 2016 har dock Rebtel slagit in på en ny bana.Under ledning av fyra Kinnevik-veteraner har bolaget bytt ut 90 procent av personalstyrkan, lanserat en app och letat nya säljkanaler bortom sökord på Google.”Man måste börja genom att hitta några eldsjälar för att komma igång.Man måste förstå vem kunden är”‚ säger Rebtels vd Magnus Larsson, tidigare Sverigechef på Comviq under Kinnevik-ägda Tele2.
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Killen, som vi kan kalla för Anders, ville skriva en gästkrönika på Breakit om datorspel.Texten var utmärkt, jag publicerade – men gjorde en rejäl tabbe: Jag granskade inte de länkar som Anders klistrat in i krönikan tillräckligt noga.En bra bit ner i texten fanns en länk till en pokersida, vilket flera läsare uppmärksammade mig på.När jag konfronterade Anders med det ville han först inte erkänna att han fått betalt av pokersajten för att sätta dit länken, men efter några följdfrågor kröp det fram.“Anledningen att jag inte var ärlig från början är att länkar till pokersidor ofta skrämmer iväg redaktörer”, skrev han i ett mejl.Tvärtom: Greppet att smyga in länkar till kasinosidor på webbsajter, som i själva verket handlar om något helt annat, förefaller vara utbrett.
Finland
Sijoitussivusto Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) listaa viisi yhdysvaltalaista pörssiosaketta, jotka ovat saavuttaneet tai ovat saavuttamassa tason, joka sivuston mukaan on ostosignaali osakkeen kannalta.Sijoitussivuston mukaan Teslan osakkeen viimeaikainen kehitys viittaa teknisen analyysin mukaan siihen, että osake lähtee nousuun ja kohti uutta vastustustasoaan.Sähköautovalmistajan osake laski tiistaina 0,4 prosenttia ja Teslan osake on tällä hetkellä kahden prosentin päässä ostosignaalistaan, mikä IBD:n mukaan on tällä hetkellä 370,10 dollaria.IBD pohjaa Teslan teknisen analyysin Cup and Handle –malliin, jossa osakkeen kurssiliikkeet muodostavat teekupin (Cup) näköisen mallin eli osakkeen arvo laskee, jää joksikin aikaa paikoilleen, ja nousee jälleen.Cup and Handle –mallin muodostumisessa täytyy kestää vähintään seitsemän viikkoa.Siruvalmistaja Texas Instruments valmistaa siruja muun muuassa Applen iPhone-puhelimiin.
US
Football players are waking up to the vast amounts of money social networks are making off of their fans, turning to agencies to help them monetize each one.“The industry often holds up the millions of fans someone like [Real Madrid’s] Cristiano Ronaldo has on Facebook, but the reality is, they’re not his fans; they’re Facebook fans,” said Misha Sher, vp of sports and entertainment at Mediacom.“Facebook makes a ton of money selling ads against Ronaldo’s audience, and none of that goes to him.The rationale is that players using social media effectively — with engagement, authenticity and good numbers — are making themselves more attractive to sponsors and clubs.Players like Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar are getting paid for content they post on Dugout.While the 10 million-plus fans who visit the football site each month pale in comparison to the 2 billion who use Facebook monthly, those on Dugout are arguably worth more to players in terms of hard cash.
UK
As long it keeps beating, nobody needs to know what their heart rate is all the time.Unless you’ve just walked into Sainsbury’s and found an incredible deal on some plums, chances are it’ll usually be about the same.But it is handy to always have access to the time, so a watch you can wear to the supermarket but will also track speed, pace, distance and altitude when you break into a run makes a lot of sense.Suunto’s slim and lightweight Spartan Trainer offers day-to-day step and calories targets alongside its more serious skills without weighing you down.
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If we're being completely honest, it's not been the best of years for Android Wear, despite the long-awaited arrival of Android Wear 2.0 - a delayed roll-out and a lack of flagship smartwatch launches means Google's wrist-based OS is lagging behind the Apple Watch.Now there's another problem for Android Wear users to deal with: a broken Google Assistant.Considering one of the main benefits of wearing a computer on your arm is to quickly speak out instructions, that's a pretty major problem.The bug has been confirmed on a post in the Google Product Forums and reported by Android Police, and it seems a recent update to the OS means Google Assistant can no longer set timers, send texts, control smart home devices and a bunch of other stuff that makes it the useful assistant app it is."We identified some issues in Google Assistant for Android Wear that we are working to fix," explained a Google community manager over the weekend."We will be gathering bug reports from an email that you will receive, let us know."
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Finland
Clothes known Ivana Helsinki arranged in helsinki in October The Superwood Festival-named, two-day festival, which combines music, art, vegetarian food experiences and the experts ' speeches.Although the Ivana Helsinki is not organized the event yet the first time, The Superwood Festival is taking already abroad.Ivana Helsinki producer Pirjo Suhonen said that negotiations are already underway with South Korea and Japan.Suhonen, according to the South Korean collaborator, a conglomerate Lotte, is very enthusiastic about The Superwood Festival concept.Suhonen find out that the festival purpose is to export Finnish abroad.in Practice, this means that the event occurs in Finnish artists and eat Finnish food.
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Suoratoistopalvelu Netflix käy nyt keskusteluja Walt Disney Companyn kanssa siitä, voisiko Netflixin kirjastoon jatkossakin kuulua Marvel- ja Star Wars -elokuvat, kertoo uutistoimisto Reuters.Disney omistaa supersankarihahmoihin perustuvia elokuvia tekevän Marvelin sekä Star Warsin ja Indiana Jonesin oikeudet Lucasfilm-studion kautta.Disney on kertonut vetävänsä tuotantonsa Netflixin palvelusta sen jälkeen, kun se saa käynnistettyä oman suoratoistopalvelunsa.Nyt Netflixin sisältöjohtaja Ted Sarandos on kertonut Reutersille, että yhtiö yrittää pitää kiinni Marvelin sankareista ja Star Warsista, vaikka muu Disney-sisältö poistuisi vuodesta 2019 alkaen.Ainakin Disneyn ja Pixar-studion animaatiot näyttävät kuuluvan varmuudella jatkossa vain Disneyn vielä julkaisemattomaan palveluun.Disneyn toimitusjohtaja Bob Iger on Reutersin mukaan kertonut analyytikoille, ettei se ole vielä lyönyt lukkoon Marvel- ja Star Wars -elokuvien tulevaisuutta oman palvelunsa ulkopuolella.
US
Don’t drag out in dialogue what’s better served through action, left unsaid, sequestered away in subtext.I bring it up because Fullbright’s first game, Gone Home, was a master of subtext.An invoice, a rejection letter from a publisher, a milk carton, a scribbled drawing, an old newspaper clipping—Gone Home worked in subtleties, a family dynamic reduced to its material possessions.Ground control to Major TomNot for the last time, I’ll preface a largely critical review by saying “I enjoyed it.” I did.Event[0], Prey, Tacoma—they all share a Kubrickian fetishization of detail, nods to both classic science fiction and hard science.
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Around 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep disorders.In order for physicians to diagnose these disorders, patients must spend a night in a sleep lab hooked up to electrodes and sensors, which can be unpleasant and nerve-racking.MIT researchers have now come up with a way to wirelessly capture data on sleep patterns from the comfort of a patient’s home.Their laptop-sized device bounces radio waves off a person, and a smart algorithm analyzes the signals to accurately decode the patient's sleep patterns.The device could allow experts to monitor someone’s sleep for weeks or months rather than once every few months in an overnight lab.Apart from enabling physicians to diagnose and study sleep disorders, they could also use it to understand how drugs or illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and depression affect sleep quality.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is hosting a companywide town hall meeting Thursday to discuss a controversial memo about Google’s diversity practices that led to the firing of its author, James Damore.Based on the questions being submitted by Google employees, the session promises to be lively, with Pichai being probed by both employees who were offended by Damore’s post and those concerned about his dismissal.As of Thursday morning, employees had submitted more than 520 questions, some of which arrived anonymously, according to a Google employee.“The doc asserted that Google has a lower bar for diversity candidates,” reads one question ranked highly by employees in an internal voting system.“This is hurting minority Googlers because it creates the perception that they are less qualified.The document cited purported principles of evolutionary psychology to argue that women were not well-suited to be good engineers.
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At Defcon in Las Vegas last month, word rapidly spread that two speakers—members of Salesforce's internal "red team"—had been fired by a senior executive from Salesforce "as they left the stage."Those two speakers, who presented under their Twitter handles, were Josh "FuzzyNop" Schwartz, Salesforce's director of offensive security, and John Cramb, a senior offensive security engineer.Schwartz and Cramb were presenting the details of their tool, called Meatpistol.It's a "modular malware implant framework" similar in intent to the Metasploit toolkit used by many penetration testers, except that Meatpistol is not a library of common exploits, and it is not intended for penetration testing.The tool was anticipated to be released as open source at the time of the presentation, but Salesforce has held back the code."Meatpistol is a framework for red teams to create better implants," and an "offensive infrastructure automation tool," Schwartz and Cramb explained in their presentation.
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Here’s a look at what some of the priciest subscriptions out there cost and what their members get in return.A business journalism startup launched in 2012, the Capitol Forum focuses on antitrust and merger and acquisition activity.It targets law firms, along with government executives, particularly the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.Cost: Comparable to a Bloomberg terminal subscription ($24,000 per year), per DowneyPerks/Features: Access to a library of content housed in a secure vault, entry to events that it mounts quarterly, multiple loginsHead count: 30, 29 of whom are focused on editorial.
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With this change, several current site category exclusions are being eliminated or recategorized, and a couple of new ones are being added.In early 2018, all existing campaigns will be switched over to the new settings automatically.Google began showing an alert in the site category exclusions menu last week.Users with older campaigns may see the following options, shared on Twitter by digital marketer Steve Seeley:There are five primary changes, outlined in a support page:Roll-up: The “Crime, police, and emergency,” “ Military and international conflict” and “Death and tragedy” categories are being rolled up into the “Tragedy and conflict” exclusion category.
Finland
Prime minister Juha Sipilä (centre), the government told mid barn in bet its the Finnish social and health care services information systems in the next four years, about a billion.currently, the public sector to use social and health sector information and communication technologies to an annual level of around eur 550 million.most of the consumer however, existing systems for maintenance.New systems development and for other investments will go to social welfare and the ministry of health according to the calculations of around eur 80 million.Finland is to be information systems where health information follows the patient from the emergency room to rehabilitation, and the nursing staff the time it takes for the arduous information technology.in the Future, sensors, artificial intelligence and new digipalvelut monitor the health of finns.
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Big Switch Networks and HPE have buddied up to push other's stuff and the concept of open networking.The deal will see HPE resell Big Switch's Big Mon and Cloud Fabric on its Altoline switches.HPE's kit isn't very good at the kind of monitoring Big Switch's products can enable, so HPE feels the deal gives it the chance to sell to clients who like to keep on top of network traffic for security or granular network grooming.Such tasks are often the province of carriers and like any sensible vendor both HPE and Big Switch want some of them as customers.They're therefore hopeful the tie-up will let both do business with more such organisations.Big Switch's business development veep Susheel Chitre told The Register both companies' customers have also been asking if Big Switch was certified for Altoline.
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A development unit for Google's follow-up to its Pixel smartphone family has been spotted in the wild, further confirming the device's overall design which leaked just days prior in a marketing render.Unfortunately for Google, the immediate reaction to the phone's design has been less than complimentary.The key point of contention is that despite plenty of concept videos showing off a gorgeous, bezel-less front display, the genuine article is far closer to the original Pixel which released in 2016.The hands-on images, obtained by GSMArena, show a far more traditional design language that lacks the elongated, edge-to-edge style screens that have proved popular with Samsung's Galaxy S8, the LG G6, and even the debut phone from industry newcomers Essential.The Pixel 2 also retains its predecessor's aluminium frame with a rear glass window - an approach that drew some criticism for appearing when Google debuted its first post-Nexus Android range last year.The big kicker however, is that the tipster who got their hands on the device claims that a 3.5mm headphone jack is nowhere to be seen.
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In the world of high-end virtual reality, the battle is to capture the larger subset of a niche market.For HTC, which makes the Vive headset, this task has become more difficult as significant price cuts (some temporary) from Facebook's Oculus have left HTC selling comparable hardware at double the price ($799 vs. $399).Though price cuts may be inevitable, for HTC their main focus has been on showcasing some of the device's more professional use cases for creatives and developers.Today, the company's content arm, Vive Studios, is releasing a Pro version of the MakeVR 3D modeling software, which they've made in collaboration with Sixense.In March, MakeVR was launched on HTC's Viveport store, the new Pro version doubles the price to $40 while adding some more precise modeling tools for placing 3D objects.While a lot of the features, including object snapping, grids, surface tracking and mirroring seem like things that should probably just be in the regular version, Vive is continuing to try to distinguish itself as the premium VR platform so maybe "Pro" versions will be effective in coaxing creators.
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The investment was led by U.S. media conglomerate Hearst, which counts BuzzFeed, Vice and Roku among its investment portfolio.The group was joined by another new backer EDBI — the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board — alongside undisclosed clients of Singapore-based DBS bank.Existing investors joining included Evolution Media, UK broadcaster Sky, Malaysia’s Catcha Group, Liberty Global, Jungle Ventures and PLDT.Iflix was started in May 2015, initially in selected Asian markets.Today its streaming service is priced around $3 per month and available in 19 countries thanks to expansions into the Middle East and Africa.In that respect, more regional competition includes Singapore’s HOOQ, which is backed by telecom firm Singtel, and PCCW Media-owned Vuclip, as well as local single-country streaming services are more valid comparisons.
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