Eric Billiter

Eric Billiter

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people in general are very bad at using good password is a well known fact.Or not use them at all.Or why not take on the users ' own heartbeat.Researchers at the university of Binghamton in New York has found a way to use patients ' elektrokardiografi, ECG, as a key to gain access to electronic patient records, reports Motherboard.the Patient's own cardiac activity, thus it can lock up sensitive and personal information, via the sensors attached on the body. "We wanted to find a unique solution that protects sensitive and personal health data in a simple, accessible and cost-effective way," says Zhanpeng Jin, a doctoral student and one of the group's researchers.
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Glada nyheter för alla som är trötta på pop-ups och liknande störiga annonser som tar upp hela skärmen på mobilen.Nu gör Google så att du förhoppningsvis kommer se mindre av dem.Detta efter en ny ändring i sökmotorn som gör att mobilsajter som använder så kallade "påträngande pop-ups" kommer få sin Google-rankning sänkt.Missa inte: Googla som ett proffs - så får du bättre träffar när du sökerGoogle meddelade planerna för ändringen redan i augusti 2016 och har sedan dess bekräftat att förändringen mycket riktigt trädde i kraft i januari 2017.Tanken är att den nya regeln ska leda till att användare får en mer angenäm surfupplevelse som inte störs av påträngande annonser.
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I måndags stod det klart att Linköpingsbolaget Amra tar in 80 miljoner kronor i riskkapital från läkemedelsjättarna Novo Nordisk och Pfizer samt riskkapitalbolaget Industrifonden.Pengarna och investerarna ska hjälpa Amra NTL , som mäter kroppsfetter med en magnetkamera, att skala upp bolaget till nästa nivå.Men det var hårda nypor från investerarna i samband med kapitalrundan.Vd:n och medgrundaren Tommy Johanssons ägarandel har nämligen krympt rejält.Innan transaktionen ägde han nästan 13 procent av bolaget, den andelen har nu krympt till 7,4 procent.Läs mer: Snillebolaget Amra tar in 80 miljoner kronor
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The TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp is adjustable and dimmable for multiple brightness settings, making them ideal for home and office use.Say goodbye to old incandescent light and faintly illuminated working space, and say hello to this elegantly designed, modern looking and energy-efficient source.Designed to blend naturally into any scene and provide flicker-free and ghost-free lighting that is pleasant and comfortable to your eyes.Even after long hours of use, your eyes will feel less fatigue than with traditional types of lighting.With a slight touch from your finger tips, you can switch through 7 brightness level to fine tune your illumination.This light also allows you to plug in your eReader, tablet, or smartphone into the built-in USB port.
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Pavel Golovkin is for the everyday designer at smartklockstillverkaren Nooka in New York.But he also has a side project which will be launched fully after the summer of 2017.Zont is a minisynt that is produced to be durable and able to hang anywhere.It is also possible to say that Zont is modular in that the colored paragraphs at the top of the synth going to replace and thereby specialize the device, for example, rytmprogrammering.Zont has connections for rca, midi, usb-c and a 3.5 mm jack.Ficksynten is also possible to connect to the wi-fi for the storage of sounds, compositions and collaborations with other users.
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A company contacted me about marketing their "product", not sure what it is yet, looks like some kind of a drink.I'm a college student an a small job from would help.Sounds like they promise a pay and bonuses for the services,plus they provide free training.Some of the marketing is done through Facebook.What do you make of this?Is it even a good idea to niche a product through my main personal page and not a new business oriented one?
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The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, or CES as it is better know, is all about more advanced, sleeker and powerful pieces of technology.American Greetings -- the Cleveland-based maker of greeting cards -- totally caught me off guard with its effective and poignant DeviceLikeNoOther campaign.The company started teasing its presence at CES a few weeks before the show by saying this new "device" has the "ability to deliver the most powerful messages," has "unlimited capacity for memories" and "won t catch fire when you charge it.The company hired actor Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman and Randi Zuckerberg to be the faces of its CES campaign and hooked me in with interview opportunities with both.People sat at tables picking out greeting cards some specially made for CES and worked with company writers and designers to craft a message to their loved ones."Even with all the texting and emailing systems that we have, you can't really convey a sentiment with as much impact as you can with a handwritten greeting card, Offerman told me.
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Yhdysvaltain kansallisen tiedustelupalvelun johtaja James Clapper on torjunut tulevan presidentin Donald Trumpin väitteet siitä, että Yhdysvaltain tiedustelusta oltaisiin vuodettu salaisen tiedoannon materiaaleja julkisuuteen.Trump syytti Yhdysvaltain tiedusteluvirastoja siitä, että ne olisivat vuotaneet asiakirjoja, joiden mukaan Venäjällä on arkaluontoista materiaalia Trumpista, kertoo BBC.Clapper ilmoitti olevansa perustavanlaatuisesti tyrmistynyt vuodosta.Hän sanoi myös, että tiedusteluyhteisö ei ole tehnyt minkäänlaista päätelmää siitä, onko vuodettu tieto luotettavaa vai ei.Clapperin lausunnossa sanottiin, että hän oli puhunut Trumpin kanssa keskiviikkoiltana.Korostin, että tämä asiakirja ei ole Yhdysvaltain tiedusteluyhteisön tuottama ja että en usko, että vuodot tulivat yhteisöstä , Clapper sanoi.
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LogoWatch Confused commuters disembarked at Westminster tube this morning to discover the station at the seat of power had been rebranded "Webminster" in a "hilarious" guerilla marketing campaign by Amazon Web Services.The one-day rebrand is part of AWS's re:Start training programme intended to educate folk on the latest software development and cloud computing technologies.Other organisations such as ARM, Claranet, EDF Energy, KCOM, Sage and Tesco Bank have also signed up to the initiative.In a statement reminiscent of Peter Mannion's "Call App Britain" campaign in The Thick of It, culture minister Karen Bradley said: Increasing digital skills in the UK is a major priority for the government and we are working to make sure that everyone has the skills they need."We welcome the launch of AWS re:Start, which is a fantastic initiative bringing together employers from different sectors and providing the foundation on which they can continue to train and grow the UK s digital workforce.But the rebrand might be fitting in another way as well.
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Facebook may be working on a revolutionary type of computer interface that will allow people to communicate with each other using thought alone.The social media company is building a secretive team of engineers tasked with developing a "brain-computer interface" based on neuroimaging technology that will be used for a so-called "communications platform of the future".The project is being spearheaded by Facebook's Building 8 team.Similar to Google's X division and Amazon's Lab126, Building 8 is a clandestine development unit charged with creating new innovations and developing "Darpa-style" breakthroughs for Facebook.A job listing posted to the unit's Facebook page reveals the company is currently on the lookout for an engineer capable of developing data processing systems for a "communications and computing platform of the future".Another position seeks a "Brain-Computer Interface Engineer" with a PhD in neuroscience, computer science or electrical engineering, while a third reveals the company is looking for a haptics specialist capable of creating "realistic and immersive" experiences involving touch interactions.
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Great training ground and don't worry about all that violence GTA V ... Grand Theft Auto becomes grand tech autonomousDevelopers building self-driving cars can now take their AI agents for a spin in the simulated open world of Grand Theft Auto V – via OpenAI s machine-learning playground, Universe.The open-source MIT-licensed code gluing GTA V to Universe is maintained by Craig Quiter, who works for Otto – the Uber-owned startup that delivered 51,744 cans of Budweiser over 193km 120 miles using a self-driving truck.The software comes with a trained driving agent; all developers need is a copy of the game to get cracking.After that, programmers can swap out the demo AI model with their own agents to test their code and neural networks.
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Läs om hur du införFredstecknet, även kallat V-tecknet, är en populär fingergest som har hängt med sedan andra världskrigets dagar, och som väldigt många gör på ren rutin när de vill skoja till det vid ett fotoögonblick.Men det kan vara slut med det, för forskare vid japanska National Institute of Informatics varnar nu för att tecknet kan användas av skurkar som vill kopiera en persons fingeravtryck.Läs också: Biohackaren varnar för biometri: Lösenord kan bytas ut – fingeravtryck kan det inte Bara genom att alldagligt göra fredstecknet framför en kamera kan fingeravtryck bli vida tillgängliga , sa forskaren Issao Echizen till tidningen Sankei Shimbun enligt Phys.org.Enligt forskargruppen behövde de ingen avancerad teknik för att kopiera fingeravtrycken, de lyckades själva genom att enbart fokusera en alldaglig digitalkameran på en persons fingrar i kraftig belysning och det från tre meters håll.
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With the success of its Moto G lineup, Motorola could be planning for a sequel to last year's Moto G4 Plus.Dubbed Moto G5 Plus, the handset made an appearance on a Romanian re-seller website along with all its hardware details.The phone, according to the listing, features a 5.5in full HD screen.It is equipped with Snapdragon 625 processor featuring an octa-core processor, which is coupled with 4GB of RAM.There is a 13 megapixel camera at the back and a five megapixel camera at the front.It runs Google's latest Android Nougat operating system.
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Eagle-eyed Reddit users have discovered new voice lines hidden in the most recent update to Overwatch's public test realm PTR suggesting that Blizzard could be releasing a new seasonal event for the shooter in a few weeks.According to Reddit user akhanubis, the PTR update includes dialogue exchanges between Overwatch's resident cyborg ninja Genji, his brother Hanzo and healer Mercy.The user posted three voice lines in an Overwatch subreddit, the first of which features Genji asking Hanzo if he has any chocolates.Genji thanks Mercy and calls her by her actual name, Angela."I suppose it will have to do," Mercy sighs before affectionately thanking Genji.The lines have thrilled fans of the popular hero-based shooter hoping to see a possible romance bloom between Mercy and Genji.
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Staffjoy launched in 2015 with the aim of giving small businesses the technology to improve scheduling of hourly workers.Today, the company announced the next phase of its offering and shared that it has raised a $1.2 million seed round led by Caffeinated Capital.Additional participants in the latest funding round include Brainchild Holdings and Haystack Fund.The company is a byproduct of a scheduling algorithm project founders Andrew Hess and Philip Thomas worked out while enrolled at Washington University at St. Louis.In its current form, it tackles the otherwise manual process of scheduling workers in shifts.Employees enter their availability each week, and the system s algorithm does all the calculations and logistical work needed to make sure that the right number of workers are in place each day, accounting for whether they re full-time or part-time.Staffjoy says it has improved upon its system with an updated web app that uses a text message bot to send employees their new schedule for the week, as well as any pertinent updates.Workers no longer need to download an app to figure out when they re reporting for duty.Our user research shows that the reason so many businesses use paper or spreadsheets to schedule is that workers don t use smartphones or even email.
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In a characteristically desperate move, the Wikileaks Task Force tweeted out that the organisation nobly devoted to making private documents public is looking to create an online database with all verified twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships.Naturally the tweet has since vanished.Twitter verifies users based on whether their accounts are of public interest, meaning that many journalists, along with celebrities, brands and politicians, are verified.Around 237,000 accounts are currently verified on the social platform.Wikileaks explained to journalist Kevin Collier on Twitter that the organisation wants to do this in order to to develop a metric to understand influence networks based on proximity graphs.@kevincollier No it is to develop a metric to understand influence networks based on proximity graphs.
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It's an account known for trollish behaviour and prodding Russia's rivals.Now it has poked the UK Prime Minister with a somewhat ambiguous message including a cartoon frog that has become a mascot for the far-right.On Monday afternoon the Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in London sent the following message:Tagged in the picture of cartoon frog Pepe were the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, two BBC correspondents, the US embassy in London, the Financial Times world desk, and a number of Russia-focused think tanks.It's unclear exactly what "in today's papers" the Russian account was referring to, and the embassy did not respond to requests for an explanation.The editorial notes that the notion of a "special relationship" with the US has become a constant for successive British governments since Winston Churchill outlined it 70 years ago.
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An important fix for libvncserver has landed in Debian and on the library's GitHub page.Late in 2016, a bug emerged in the VNC libraries that left clients vulnerable to malicious servers.As the Debian advisory states, the fix addresses two bugs: CVE-2016-9941 and CVE-2016-9942.The libraries incorrectly handled incoming packets, leading to heap-based buffer overflows.Clients could be attacked either for denial-of-service, or potentially for remote code execution.The folks at libvncserver pushed out their own patch on December 30 – so if you're a dev using the library, get it and start patching.
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In October, Technics finally released the SL-1200G turntable the company unveiled at last year s CES conference.However, with a price point of $4,000, the audiophile-grade turntable was prohibitive for all but discerning vinyl enthusiasts.This year at CES 2017, the storied brand has scaled down its masterpiece to half the price, while still keeping all the most important hallmarks that make the 1200G a classic.The changes made have helped the brand cut costs, while also keeping its metallic monster of a direct-drive player operating at a high level.First off, the SL-1200GR s coreless direct-drive motor, has moved from a dual rotor to a single rotor, cutting costs significantly, while still allowing for low distortion to spin your wax, according to the reps we spoke with.When done correctly, direct-drive turntables can have advantages over belt-driven models — namely the improved signal to noise ratio, meaning you ll hear more music and less hum — and the SL-1200GR s solid construction is palpable in person.
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Wenting Zhu mixed together paint, alcohol, water, fizzy drinks, and ink remover in weird combinations, stuck them under a microscope, and ended up with awesomely mesmerising effects.Sometimes it s beautiful and feels like you re watching a kaleidoscope take focus, or seeing a star burst in a distant galaxy.Other times it can feel icky, like when you start seeing scales grow or too many dots clumping up.But whatever it is, it s kind of hard to pull your eyes away, the dance of colours is too fascinating.
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